The Agewyz Podcast with Jana Panarites
About This Show
Author and caregiving guru Jana Panarites interviews experts in the field of aging and America's unsung heroes: people caring for family members, friends or relatives amid the demands of their own lives. In these frank and lively conversations Ideas are sparked, information shared and stories told--of setbacks, triumphs and unwavering courage. As one of America's 40 million+ caregivers herself, Jana believes caregivers must have a voice in shaping the policies and programs that affect them, and that by sharing our stories caregivers can shake up America's system of care, which is based on a bygone era, and help create new models of care based on the reality of our lives today. Every caregiver has a story. Click here to share yours: http://www.agewyz.com.
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Episode 89: PHI: Investing in the Direct Care Workforce
7 days ago
Millions of Americans rely on the direct care workforce to care for family members and friends. But this workforce is among the lowest-paid in the nation, the hours are often inconsistent and training can be hard to come by. The nation’s leading advocate for this paid caregiving workforce is the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI). In today’s show, PHI President Jodi M. Sturgeon talks about how the aging of America is putting pressure on the labor pool, her concerns over repeal of the Affordable Care Act and PHI’s just-released policy recommendations for the Trump administration. Jodi also talks about caregiving in her own family, the Institute’s “60caregiverissues” initiative and why it’s important to find solutions to America’s growing caregiver crisis.
PHI website: https://phinational.org
Find out what the direct care workforce looks like in your state: http://bit.ly/2o9bJN1
PHI 2017 recommendations: http://bit.ly/2o8uccG
60caregiverissues initiative: http://bit.ly/2kHpdiQ
Referenced NextAvenue article by Jodi: http://bit.ly/2kNvRWZ
Music: “Discovery” by Jon Luc Hefferman | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive
Rated 5 out of
Engaging and entertaining
Date published: 2015-08-23