Direct Support Workers: An Essential Workforce Surviving on Poverty Wages

Against the backdrop of a system already stretched thin, the workforce shortage in long term services and supports has become a crisis within a pandemic, leaving disabled and aging people at risk. Aging and disabled people receiving Medicaid funded Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are people who otherwise meet the standards to be placed …

COVID-19 exposes the government’s apathy toward disabled people

by Ericka Jones This is an uncertain period during the COVID-19 pandemic and the senior and disabled communities have been hit hard. Since we first learned about the virus; the infection rate and death toll has skyrocketed and now, the United States is leading the charge in most infected people in the world. More people …