Steve Lopez Column: A looming crisis: the crushing cost of elder care and the crippling effects of low wages

Los Angeles Times | April 3, 2023
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Caregiver Maria Diaz leaves her South Los Angeles home well before the sun rises and returns long after it sets. Days off, even on weekends, are rare. At 46, having recovered from a series of strokes, she is her family’s primary breadwinner and she needs the hours.

“It’s the only way I can make ends meet,” said Diaz, whose husband is disabled.

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