March 21, 2022
Partners Kendra Scalia and Brandon Johnson both have health conditions that require daily care assistance at home in New York. A lack of home care aides since the pandemic has resulted in the pair not being able to hire a single person to help them at home. Scalia and Johnson say there is one common denominator on why they can’t recruit: low wages. Right now, home care aides who are paid through Medicaid currently make as little as $13.20 an hour upstate. In contrast, fast food companies like McDonald’s pay their employees $15 an hour. Read the full article here.