A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?”
Republicans are right that elder care only loosely counts as infrastructure. But something must be done about it.
Early studies reveal the toll that lockdowns, isolation and stress have taken on those who care for older Americans.
A tale of two home care workers.
Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.
For the most fragile New Yorkers and those who care for them, turning 23 brings enormous consequences.
Efforts to vaccinate homebound seniors in New York have lagged, and the national pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine set them back further.
The proposal to spend $400 billion over eight years faces political challenges and a funding system not designed for the burden it has come to bear.
Occupations in the industry are increasingly in demand because of an aging population and longer life spans.
Republicans say the White House is tucking liberal social programs into legislation that should be focused on roads and bridges. Administration officials say their approach invests in the future.
“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”
Health care in the U.S. relies on an “invisible army” of caregivers — mostly women. For many, stunted careers, lost earnings and exhaustion are part of the fallout.
As legal experts and ethicists debate, some companies aren’t waiting.
Readers respond to an Op-Ed essay urging increased support for the millions of Americans providing such assistance.
A personal finance columnist, a lawyer and an executive whose nonprofit works with cancer patients sound like siblings who would be prepared to deal with their dad’s diagnosis. They still needed help.
Biden must make good on his promise to support families with sick loved ones.
Union leaders and policy experts say the next administration could do plenty on behalf of workers through regulation and other powers.
Multiple showers, multiple buses, multiple patients, multiple masks and gloves.
The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.
Former malls and abandoned shopping-center sites are in the midst of a repurposing — and one of those new uses is senior housing.
Health experts say the treatment offered by a religious charity is a gamble. It has also fed concern about the community’s acting with increasing autonomy in an already divided nation.
The candidate is talking about child care and elder care in the same breath, and making them part of his economic package. Both changes are long overdue.
To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.
America’s neglect of older people extends to the people who care for them at home.
Fetishizing coding and robots misses the real engines of our economy.
For the several million older Americans being cared for at home, the coronavirus brings new challenges.
I love my job, but I can’t even afford medical insurance.
Pandemic or not, immigrants’ work has always been essential.
A living wage is only the first step to real economic dignity.
One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential.
People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk.