Recognizing Our Essential Workers: The Women of the Long-Term Care Industry

Ms. Magazine | April 18, 2023

I lost my mom when I was only 8 years old. This life changing moment, while devastating, made me the woman I am today. As the oldest of my siblings, I became the de facto mom to my younger siblings. This was my first experience as a caregiver. Although my mom left us way too soon, she is the reason I developed my compassionate, caregiver’s heart. 

Recently, healthcare workers across the globe have been speaking out and taking action to protest poor wages and working conditions, particularly as conditions have worsened over the last three years of the pandemic.

Read more at Ms. Magazine