Union VP: As New Englanders Grow Old, A 'Care Gap' Exists In Home Care Industry

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We're hearing stories this week in the New England News Collaborative series "Facing Change" about the shifting demographics of New England.

WBUR's Shannon Dooling reported Tuesday that the region is aging faster than almost any other part of the country. Some estimates show Massachusetts alone will need more than 90,000 additional home care workers in the next 10 years to meet the demands of the aging population.

Rebecca Gutman, vice president for home care with Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union, joined Morning Edition to talk about the future of the home care industry.

This segment aired on December 20, 2016.


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