Homecare

Courtesy of Robin Raver

Last week, RADIOIQ aired a story about how home health workers are lacking guidance and protective equipment as COVID-19 spreads. 

Since then, the Virginia Department of Health has posted guidelines for home health workers and a spokesman for the agency tells RADIOIQ they will be distributing masks, gloves, and gowns to home care agencies based on need and availability. 

Kate Thompson

Maly Moore has been taking care of her aging mother since 2010, and it’s been a struggle financially. She couldn’t hold down a job.

So she thought: what if she could get paid to take care of her mother? In Virginia that’s possible. Moore took a personal care aide class and got some skills.