New York’s senior population is growing at an unprecedented pace, and the demand for home care workers is higher than ever. But wages are low, benefits are often non-existent, and there are few opportunities for career advancement. For low-income and middle class New Yorkers, affordable, quality care is often out-of-reach. The New York Caring Across Generations campaign is building a coalition of community, worker, elder, faith-based, disability, and policy and advocacy organizations, united to ensure dignity and respect for both caregivers and those who receive care.
ALIGN is convening the New York Care Council to address challenges with the home care industry head on. Informed by our groundbreaking report, Caring Across New York City, we are working to increase support for people who receive home care and their families, create home care jobs, improve home care job quality, improve home care training and establish career ladders for home care workers, and establish a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers providing home care.