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Introduction: On the Front Lines of Care

Clare L. Stacey

in The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the long-term care crisis or the “care gap” in the United States, i.e. the problem of finding sufficient numbers of quality care providers to ... More


The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Clare L. Stacey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1.7 million home health aides and personal and home care aides in the United States as of 2008. These home care aides are rapidly ... More


Home Care for Sale

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter begins by assessing the psychological and emotional demands of home care work. It then explains how home care, like other aspects of health care in the United States, is a marketplace ... More


Parasites of the Elderly

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter begins by looking at how Alzheimer's disease and dementia add another level of vulnerability for both client and caregiver. It then considers the gender and income inequality in home ... More


Welcome to These Shores

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explains that while immigrants play an important role across the health care spectrum, a federally funded 2004 report found that their numbers were greatest among home care workers. ... More


Graduation Day

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter addresses how Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA), since its inception in 1985, had offered benefits to all its home health aides (HHAs), whether members of the cooperative or not. ... More


Observe, Record, and Report

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the home health aides' (HHAs) mantra: “observe, record, and report” (O.R.R.). At the end of each shift, Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) aides filed an automated report ... More


Not For The Fainthearted

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the training and working conditions of home health aides (HHAs). The largest home care agency franchisers employ tens of thousands of HHAs. Home care is a lucrative business, ... More


The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Richard Schweid

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The number of elderly and disabled Americans in need of home health care is increasing annually, even as the pool of people — almost always women — willing to do this job gets smaller and smaller. ... More


Introduction

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of home health care in the United States. Most Americans over sixty-five want to grow old at home, but the reality is that to do so, the majority of ... More


“I Don’t Do It for the Money”

Richard Schweid

in The Caring Class: Home Health Aides in Crisis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754104
eISBN:
9781501754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754104.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the need for public policy to change how we value the work of home health aides (HHAs). Communities continue to relegate the work that HHAs do to the category of menial labor, ... More


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