Tag: In-home care

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us

Filed in Women, Workplace Rights by on June 28, 2012 0 Comments

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Council for Research on Women’s 30th Anniversary Annual Conference to about 250 women researchers, policy specialists and advocates.  One of this year’s conference themes was strengthening women’s economic security – a perfect opportunity to discuss both women’s job gains during the recovery and the […]

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You name it, they do it: Homecare providers in their own words

Filed in Workplace Rights by on January 13, 2012 22 Comments
You name it, they do it: Homecare providers in their own words

Homecare providers, caregivers, personal assistants – the millions of workers who provide in-home care in this country go by many names, but they all share a commitment to serving others. Unfortunately, many of these workers share something else in common: low wages. Although they provide a valuable service to many Americans, assisting their clients with […]

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Providing Protections for In-Home Care Workers

Filed in Secretary Solis, Workplace Rights by on December 15, 2011 38 Comments
Providing Protections for In-Home Care Workers

In-home care service is a high growth industry, and it’s projected to grow by 50 percent between 2008 and 2018. In-home caregivers are an essential component of the health care system and will only become more important, as an increased number of patients turn to them for more affordable assistance with medical care as well […]

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