Home Health Care Is Growing Rapidly, But Remains Largely Unregulated

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One of the fastest growing occupations in the state and the country is in home health care. It's also one of the least regulated, and that's proving to be a dangerous mix.

Boston Globe reporter Linda Matchan joined WBUR's All Things Considered host Lisa Mullins to discuss her story, "Stranger in the house," about the crisis in unregulated home health care. The story appeared in the Boston Globe Sunday and Monday.

UPDATE: Mass. Home Care and Home Care Aide Council released a statement in response to the Globe's stories on Friday, saying the stories "painted the entire industry with a broad brush, casting an extremely confusing and frightening picture of both the industry and the close to 100,000 home care aides providing care to individuals each and every day."

This article was originally published on September 17, 2018.

This segment aired on September 17, 2018.

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