Making it Work: Care, Blackness, and Generational Values

AUTHOR: SADE DOZAN

SUBJECT: economy, care crisis, occupational segregation, structural racism, sexism, wages & benefits, career mobility, BIPOC women, poor job quality

Care Matters: A Report Card for Care Policies in the States

AUTHOR: JULIE KASHEN

SUBJECT: Pandemic, invest in care, structural racism, sexism, care crisis, economy, states, policy implementation, BIPOC women, poor job quality

Covid-19 exposed the devastating consequences of staff shortages in nursing homes. But the problem isn’t new

Covid-19 exposed the devastating consequences of staff shortages in nursing homes. But the problem isn’t new. Julie Moore recalls harrowing experiences from the pandemic inside the Philadelphia nursing home where she works. As the virus spread throughout the facility last year, emergency responders came and went regularly, taking yet another resident running low on oxygen… Continue reading Covid-19 exposed the devastating consequences of staff shortages in nursing homes. But the problem isn’t new

These workers were left out of the New Deal. They’ve been fighting for better pay ever since.

These workers were left out of the New Deal. They’ve been fighting for better pay ever since. President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan contains one particular provision that looks much different from physical infrastructure: $400 billion to make long-term care cheaper and raise care workers’ wages. For health care policy experts, the need… Continue reading These workers were left out of the New Deal. They’ve been fighting for better pay ever since.

Capitalism and the Caring Economy

Capitalism and the Caring Economy Joe Biden’s American Families Plan is something of a miracle. It carries out goals that advocates have only dreamed of. These include $225 billion for day care, so that no family pays more than 7 percent of its income on child care; universal pre-kindergarten; paid family and medical leave; as well as… Continue reading Capitalism and the Caring Economy

To Achieve Equitable Quality Of Care In Nursing Homes, Address Key Workforce Challenges

AUTHOR: Jacqueline Lantsman Milena Berhane James Hernandez

SUBJECT: racial equity, safe staffing, poor job quality, nursing homes, pandemic, occupational segregation, turnvover, career mobility, wages & benefits, BIPOC women, essential workers, care crisis

Nursing Home Safety During COVID: Staff Shortages

AUTHOR: Teresa Murray, U.S. Pirg Education Fund

SUBJECT: safe staffing, poor job quality, nursing homes, pandemic, occupational segregation, turnvover, career mobility, wages & benefits, BIPOC women, essential workers, care crisis

It’s Time to Care – The Economic Case for Investing in a Care Infrastructure

AUTHOR: Lenore M. Palladino and Rakeen Mabud

SUBJECT: care crisis, financing solutions, care infrastructure, economy, policy development, occupational segregation, quality care, poor job quality

State Actions to Sustain Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports During COVID-19

AUTHOR: MaryBeth Musumeci, Rachel Dolan, and Madeline Guth

SUBJECT: financing solutions, policy development, policy implementation, pandemic, care crisis, states

COVID-19 and Workers at Risk: Examining the Long-Term Care Workforce

AUTHOR: Sarah True, Juliette Cubanski, Rachel Garfield, Matthew Rae, Gary Claxton, Priya Chidambaram, and Kendal Orgera

SUBJECT: poor job quality, nursing homes, pandemic, occupational segregation, structural racism, sexism, care crisis