The Growing Demand For Careworkers

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A caregiver helps an elderly man put on his shoes
This photo taken Nov. 27, 2013 shows caregiver Warren Manchess helping Paul Gregoline with his shoes and socks, in Noblesville, Ind. As the population ages, there’s been a growing shortage of caregivers, nurses’ aides, home health aides and others who provide services for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Darron Cummings/AP Photo

The shortage of careworkers — who care for the elderly and people with disabilities in both private homes and residential facilities — is getting worse in Wisconsin, according to a new survey. We talk with the author about the problem and possible solutions.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • John Sauer Guest