Opinion: Many of us want to age at home. But that option is fading fast.

March 30, 2022

By 2040, the population of American adults aged 65 and older will nearly double, and that of adults aged 85 and older is expected to quadruple over the same period. As our aging population grows, the need for home care is increasing. Yet in New York, as in much of the rest of the country, there are too few workers. Home care workers in the state earn $13.20 an hour in most counties — less than fast-food workers. A report by the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State (an Applied Self-Direction member) found that low pay and lack of basic benefits were driving home care workers in the state away from the profession. Read the full article here