A first-of-its-kind investment in home care is in the works. But will it be enough?
In Adarra Benjamin’s family, care work has been generational. It has been passed on from woman to woman — her great-grandmother first, then her grandmother and her mother. In 2012, it was Benjamin’s turn.
She was getting ready to leave for college, planning to study psychology, when her great-grandmother’s dementia worsened. Benjamin postponed her plans, and instead became a full-time caregiver to her great-grandmother, Earsie Williams, and a network of seniors and children with disabilities across Chicago.
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