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Crucial but underpaid, Michigan home care staff face inflation now, too

By Bridge Michigan  
   July 21, 2022

Michigan's 165,000 workforce of personal care aides, certified nurse assistants, home health aides and others who help aging or disabled Michiganders remain independently at home and save the state millions of dollars, remain severely underpaid, advocates say.

Add to that, there are too few of the direct-care workers, creating a crisis among families whose loved ones need help with such daily activities as shopping, bathing, or getting out of bed each morning.

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