As inflation continues to climb, Michigan’s $2.35-per-hour pay boost simply isn’t enough to lure new workers.
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Michigan confronts toll of isolation on homebound seniors
The need to build bridges to these isolated seniors has never been more critical.
Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break about Michigan’s eldercare crisis
Bridge Michigan discusses Michigan’s elder caregiving crisis and potential solutions and challenges of caregivers.
As Michigan ages, one woman has made it her mission to train family caregivers
For Paula Duren, her one-woman mission to help families overwhelmed by caregiving is personal.
Overstressed and unpaid, 1.3M in Michigan care for relatives amid aging crisis
Part 1 of a package on the growing problems associated with eldercare and potential solutions.
Michigan caregivers got a $2 hourly boost in COVID. Should it be permanent?
A long-sought-after bump in pay has helped keep some direct care workers on the job, performing crucial services in a pandemic. What if it goes away?
Innovation, bonuses may help curb Michigan’s home health care shortage
Home health agencies are becoming creative to maintain health workers. Michigan agencies are boosting pay, while a New York co-op could provide a model to a deepening crisis.
As Michigan ages, a shortage in health care workers explodes into a crisis
Michigan is getting older, and there aren’t enough workers to care for seniors and those with disabilities. The pandemic has worsened things, as few are willing to risk their health for menial pay.