It has become very difficult to find at-home health care in recent years, for people with disabilities and older people. Nearly 75 percent of New Yorkers lost their home care workers last year, according to a report from the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association (an Applied Self-Direction Member). Many home health aides have pointed to low wages as their reason for leaving the industry. In the meantime, family members have stepped in to care for loved ones. A state Medicaid program lets some get paid for that care, but many say it’s not enough to live on. Read the full article here.
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