Hard work. Long hours. Paltry wages. Isolation from relatives. Barracks-style housing.
That’s a snapshot of life for thousands of California workers who toil in the elder-care industry, which doesn’t always function well for the clients, either.
The range of experiences is dramatic. Clients of ample means are able to pay for in-home or residential facility care that can easily cost $10,000 to $15,000 a month. Low-income Californians can qualify for limited publicly financed care, which I wrote about last week.
But those who are in the middle are going broke paying for help, and a lot of people are simply going without any care at all.Read more at Los Angeles Times