Advocates for seniors: Wage boost needed for care workers as ‘age wave’ arrives

RAISE THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE members call for wage increases and staffing improvements outside the Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care in Providence in 2019. / COURTESY RAISE 
THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE
RAISE THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE members call for wage increases and staffing improvements outside the Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care in Providence in 2019. / COURTESY RAISE 
THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE
Rhode Island is facing an “age wave” that could overwhelm its long-term elder care system if wages are not increased to entice more workers to staff the state’s nursing homes and home care programs, according to a nonprofit advocacy group for seniors. The Rhode Island Senior Agenda Coalition says a growing senior population combined with…

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