Thursday, August 23, 2018

PBS examines the growing shortage of home care workers and challenges of unpaid family care

Here’s a rather sobering interview on PBS conducted by Paul Solman on the growing shortage of home care workers. 

It’s obvious that tighter legal immigration would tighten the shortage.

Martha Kwant, in particular, makes a point of the personal aspects.  Americans aren’t as willing to give up their privacy or expressive independence to care for elderly relatives as people in other cultures are.

There is also discussion of giving home care workers higher pay, benefits, and more training and more authority – but how will be pay for it?

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