An Arizona Home Care Worker Speaks on the Dark Side of the Profession

The Copper Courier | June 27, 2022

“There’s no middle class anymore when it comes to home care.” 

Joan Steede has worked in the homecare industry for around 30 years. She’s spent the last decade providing hospice home care in the Phoenix area. She visits people’s homes and takes care of people in their final days by helping them dress, bathe, and stay clean. 

“Sometimes I’m there six straight days, 24 hours a day,” Steede told The Copper Courier. “And I stay until they’re gone because the families are not equipped to handle it.” 

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