A hamper full of laundry and a grocery bag: Two common household items that seem easy enough to empty or fill. Easy enough for people who don’t need long-term services and support.
As a home-care aide, I provide vital services for seniors and people with disabilities – people whose laundry requires special treatments and whose dietary needs can’t rely on whim, but require careful planning.
The current state Senate budget proposal for the 2013-2015 biennium would cut funding for home-care services, including laundry and shopping. Some lawmakers believe – wrongly – that volunteers will come fill in to help my …