Caring: A RADIO IQ Series
They take care of the physically disabled, mentally disabled and our elderly parents. They bathe, feed, comfort and care. All while saving state taxpayers half a billion dollars annually. In Virginia, they’re overwhelmingly poor women of color.
In a month-long series, RADIO IQ explores who works as home health aides; what drives them to do difficult work for low pay; and the missed opportunities to make this workforce a sustainable and cost-saving part of our health-care system.