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Survey of NYC Care Consumers and Providers to Be Released

July 30, 2013

Findings from a survey of more than 1,200 New York City elders, people with disabilities, and home care providers will be released on August 6 at an event in midtown Manhattan.

The report will “highlight the discrepancy between the low pay and benefits earned by home care workers and the essential services they provide,” said PHI New York Policy Director Carol Rodat, who will be part of a panel discussion at the event.

PHI provided input to the report, entitled “Caring Across New York City.” Additionally, aides from Cooperative Home Care Associates, a PHI affiliate, responded to and helped distribute the survey.

Demand for home care workers is higher than ever before, but home care workers are among the lowest-paid employees in the entire city and have little room for career advancement, PHI research shows.

The survey’s release will take place at an event sponsored by Caring Across Generations, a coalition dedicated to long-term care. PHI is a member of Caring Across Generations.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on August 6 at the Murphy Institute on West 43rd Street. Interested parties can register online or by emailing CaringAcrossNY@gmail.com.

— by Matthew Ozga

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