Home care workers have a lousy job. A new bill in Congress aims to change that.

September 19, 2019

Home Caregiver helping a senior woman get dressed in her bedroom

Congress has a plan to make one of the toughest jobs in America a little less lousy.

House and Senate Democrats will introduce a bill Thursday to create career paths for home health aides, one of the most in-demand jobs in the US.

The bill, called the Direct CARE Opportunity Act, would provide grants to about a dozen organizations or states to come up with solutions to a vexing problem: More and more elderly Americans need caregivers, but the job offers such low pay and so little protection that few people are willing to do it for long. It’s also emotionally and physically exhausting.

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