Everyone. A caregiver shortage means that no one remains untouched. Read the stories of those impacted, by clicking the link below.
Thousands of NH residents are in need of care in their homes but are unable to receive that care because of worker shortages. Where do you think they will go to receive care?
Solving the care paradox will take many years, but you can take action today to make an impact. The time to advocate on behalf of caregivers and the individuals they assist is now!
There is no denying that we live in a beautiful, picturesque New England state. However, behind the doors of countless residents you will find an ugly reality. People in need of life-sustaining care at home are being denied that care, even though the state is mandated to provide access to it.
Across the state there are older adults and persons with disabilities going without meals, bathing, social contact and, tragically, dying by themselves. The caregiver system is broken.
Caregivers have been undervalued, providing essential support as an invisible army despite poor-quality jobs characterized by low compensation, insufficient training, and limited career paths.
Workers can go to McDonalds, Walmart, Market Basket and receive a higher wage.
This is the heart of the Care Paradox.
David is a 72-year-old man from Concord, New Hampshire whose life would be severely impacted if his in-home care services were to end. David explains exactly why receiving in-home care is so important to his health and well-being.
Care Paradox partners acknowledge that during this year’s budget cycle, there have been constructive conversations with legislators and many appear to be listening and recognizing the significance of the home care crisis.
The addition of increased funding for “Medicaid Rates” with a look towards prioritization of in-home services is an important step forward, but there is still a journey to go in order to stabilize the CFI system, which has been struggling for too many years.
This crisis will only get worse if these conditions are allowed to continue unchecked. New Hampshire’s older adults and persons with disabilities deserve a chance to spend their last years well cared for in their own homes.
Stabilize the Long-Term Services and Support System that is Currently in Crisis
Ensure that Caregivers are Paid a Fair Wage and Receive the Training and Support they Need and Deserve