A Day in the Life of a Caregiver

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Putting the spotlight on the growing care crisis in America Seattle City Council Member Nick Licata walked in the shoes of Janet Rodriguez who is a home care provider and SEIU Healthcare 775NW member. During his “walk-a-day,” Mr. Licata worked along side Janet, assisting with many of her duties as a caregiver.

Janet has provided care for the same Seattle client for more than 15-years, and faces many challenges due to lack of support for quality long-term care.

The amount of people needing home care will increase in future years, with the number of seniors doubling to 1.5 million in the next 15 years. In response to the growing care crisis in Washington State and throughout the country, Seattle City Council Member Licata is supporting the Caring Across Generations Resolution that addresses the lack of affordable quality care options for older Americans and people with disabilities, and the struggle of caregivers for respect, support, and training.

This is an original blog post from our partners at SEIU Healthcare 775NW