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Day cares continue to hire, but number of caregivers is well below pre-pandemic levels

Dec 2, 2022
Child care is critical if more parents are going to return to work.
A scarcity of open spots in day care programs can prevent parents from returning to the workforce.
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Low wages and high costs clash in the home health care crisis for aging Americans

Apr 8, 2022
“We've never invested in the ability of families to afford the care that they need,” says Ai-jen Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Baby boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 people per day, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
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A crisis for caregivers

Dec 30, 2020
Many working parents were already struggling. Then the pandemic hit.
The pandemic has left parents with impossible choices.
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Pandemic burnout takes a toll on women working, caring for kids and more

Dec 4, 2020
The CDC says two out of every three caregivers are women, who support not only children but also adults with chronic illnesses.
A survey from health startup Maven estimates 10 million women are struggling to juggle their responsibilities.
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Massachusetts extends a lifeline to ailing nursing homes, but more closures are expected

Sep 3, 2019
They're pinched by rising costs and a shortage of skilled caregivers.
A physical therapy aide helps a man exercise at a nursing home.
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Problems grow as caregivers age

Sep 4, 2015
People with cognitive disabilities are living longer, straining their caregivers.