By Allan Freyer
Director, Workers' Rights Project
Fair wages for home care workers ensure economic stability, increase continuity of care, and strengthen the local economy
North Carolina is rapidly aging – the population over 65 is projected to more than double by 2050. The aging of the state’s baby boomers will correspond with an increase in community members with functional and cognitive limitations, indicating a growing need for direct care that allows community members to continue to live with dignity. Unfortunately, the low wages paid to home healthcare workers is threatening the provision of this care.