As Population Ages, Need For Home Health Aides Increases

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Massachusetts faces a soaring need of people to care for its elderly population, who wish to live out their senescence at home.

But salaries for home health care aides are low, and turnover is high. Could a professionalization of the industry help?

Lisa Gurgone, executive director of the Home Care Aide Council, joined Morning Edition to talk about the need for home aides.

This is part of the BostonomiX series, "The Future of Work." You can find all our coverage here.

This segment aired on October 31, 2017.


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