Barriers for Black women set U.S. economy back by $500 billion, report finds The wage gap and barriers to economic mobility have not only set Black women’s advancement back, but also depressed the United States economy by about $507 billion over the past six decades, according to a new report from financial services firm S&P… Continue reading Barriers for Black women set U.S. economy back by $500 billion, report finds
Higher wages, better training and flexibility are keys to growing home care economy, policy makers say Home care workers must be better paid, better trained and more flexible in their skills as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. That was the message Thursday during a webinar about strengthening the direct care workforce. The nonpartisan research… Continue reading Higher wages, better training and flexibility are keys to growing home care economy, policy makers say
Families trust home-based care workers with the lives of their loved ones during some of the most vulnerable stretches of their lives. But as at-home care becomes more popular in the U.S., supporting the individuals that make up the workforce will have to be a priority.
A single dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can protect older people, a study shows. California reaches a deal that encourages schools to reopen.
In Congress and the White House, policymakers are developing a bill that is expected to pour trillions into updating American transit, energy and utility systems. Repairs are certainly necessary, and it’s impossible to overstate the urgency of such a program in terms of the transition to a more sustainable economy.
The nation’s caregivers now face another hurdle: the vaccine For Joan Phillips, the hardest part was seeing her patients on a stretcher, the paramedics carrying them away, the doors of the ambulance closing behind them. When her nursing home patients got COVID-19, they couldn’t stay in the nursing assistant’s care — they could infect others.… Continue reading 19th News: The nation’s caregivers now face another hurdle: the vaccine
In the United States, since the start of the pandemic, 5 percent of COVID-19 cases and 36 percent of deaths occured within long-term care (LTC) facilities…