“Seniors are stuck home alone as health aides flee for higher-paying jobs,” by Christopher Rowland, Washington Post
“Amid a national shortage of home-care workers that deepened during the covid-19 pandemic, the couple spent much of this year on a private agency list waiting to be assigned a professional home-care aide. But over four months, from April to August, no aides were available, leaving Acey to carry the load on her own. Many nights — after an hour-long bedtime routine that included giving Tom his pills and pulling on his Depends before tucking him into his recliner — she lay sleepless in bed.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
A long, sad story of the caregiver shortage that has gotten and will continue to get much worse. Blame Medicaid that fooled people into thinking they do not need to plan ahead for the risk and cost of long-term care.
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