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Updated: 2021-11-10 05:00:00

State’s homecare program has big problems, advocates say

Low pay and high turnover have long been the reality for the ranks of direct care workers in homecare settings and nursing homes.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

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‘They have to have a livable wage’: One Pittsburgh home care worker on President Biden’s infrastructure plan

Home care workers earn less than $30,000 a year on average, according to federal statistics. That’s part of why the White House has said the country’s caregiving system is in a crisis.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA

‘The Care We Share’ helps families navigate their children’s complex new medical needs

Caring for a child with a feeding tube, a ventilator, or a trach collar can be difficult. For the families of these children, knowing how to prepare for that care can be overwhelming, as available resources are often difficult to find.

By Robert Brod/Keystone Crossroads