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Poor Job Quality Cripples Nation’s Ability to Provide Quality Long-Term Care

Posted March 17th, 2014 by

When the Shriver Report wanted to put a face on the 42 million low-income working women and the 28 million children who depend on them for its HBO documentary, Katrina Gilbert, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and single mother of three young children, was the perfect choice. Gilbert, featured in Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life [...]

Ask the President to Keep His Promise to Home Care Workers

Posted December 12th, 2012 by

A year ago this week, President Obama announced an initiative that would have a profound impact on mothers and daughters across the country. At a press conference, surrounded by a dozen women who assist—or are assisted by—home care aides, President Obama announced that he was going to end the exclusion of these workers from federal [...]

Show Respect for Home Care Aides—Some Day You May Need One!

Posted July 31st, 2012 by

You may be a mom, but you are most definitely a daughter. And if you aren’t yet caring for a parent or grandparent, there is a strong likelihood that you’ll be doing so at some time in the future. That’s why it’s important that all of us start paying attention to what supports are available [...]

UPDATED: Home Care Workers Excluded from Federal Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by and

There is an old adage in long term care that the best insurance against ever having to go to a nursing home is to have a daughter. In fact, about 66 percent of family caregivers are women. Today, there are 7 million elders in our nation who need long- term services and supports and that [...]

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