Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 | 2 a.m.
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Providing home care is more than just a job for me, it’s a spiritual calling. I not only care for my clients’ physical needs, I strive to lift up their mood and quality of life. Home care is tough and important work, and is needed now more than ever because of Nevada’s rapidly aging population.
But poverty wages and a lack of benefits are creating a severe workforce shortage. That’s why workers and advocates are mobilizing to demand an overhaul of our care infrastructure and a reimagining of what the care economy looks like, which would ensure quality, affordable long-term care services for families.