By Jeff Coltin
August 6, 2013
New York City has a huge aging population as Baby Boomers grow older. A new report from the Alliance for a Greater New York or ALIGN draws attention to those that will be helping them with that process—home care workers. The report shows the elderly, the disabled and those that need care largely want to remain in their communities and home care workers allow them to do that.
But Maya Pinto with ALIGN says home care jobs don’t pay enough to warrant people staying for years.
“So the high turnover makes it hard for relationships to be built between caregivers and people who receive care, and it has an impact on quality of care.”
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