As millions of American baby boomers age and begin to require home health care, the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policy may place undue burdens on their families by keeping out the immigrants who would work as aides and caregivers.
A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report notes that elder care, a sector where nonprofits play an outsized role, is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries. Will nonprofits make this industry the centerpiece of a more equitable economy? Or will we allow the industry, as BLS predicts, to remain a wage ghetto?
It is increasingly clear that the U.S. is inadequately prepared to care for its growing number of elders and people living with disabilities, and one of the major issues for nonprofits in those fields is the ways in which the direct care workforce is treated and compensated.
Talk about nonprofit collaboration is plentiful, but specific and successful collaborations seem all too elusive. Thanks to the Lodestar Foundation and its annual Collaboration Prize, communities benefitting from meaningful nonprofit collaborations are not only being identified—they’re being recognized and rewarded for their efforts.
This special report from Giving USA, “Giving and the Golden Years,” is less about giving and more about the questionable financial stability of aging services nonprofits. In light of several factors, this report has become extraordinarily important.
In San Diego, there’s a new kind of town on the map. This “faux city” intends to spark positive and specific memories in individuals whose minds and intellectual abilities have been compromised by Alzheimer’s and other dementia-inducing diseases.
Some legislatures are moving ahead with raising the pay of personal caregivers. Nonprofits are sometimes on the vanguard of that push, but it will require financial restructuring at the state budget and organizational levels.
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