‘I sleep in my wheelchair’: Hudson Valley residents struggle to find home care

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