Posts tagged ‘domestic workers’

Ai-jen Poo: Preparing for a Changing America

by , posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 9:44 am

from The Nation

In the years ahead, the country’s aging population will grow to become the largest in US history, says Caring Across Generations Co-Director Ai-Jen Poo. As that happens, the demand for long-term care will skyrocket. “Right now, if you’re aging or if you have a disability, your choices are really limited,” says Poo. “You can go and live in a nursing home or perhaps an assisted living facility, but we want to create more choices so that people can stay in their homes and in their communities, live independently in a context that they know, for as long as possible.”


Caring Across Generations

by , posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 11:00 am

a new video from The Nation

Given that one American turns 65 every eight seconds, it should come as no surprise that homecare is among the nation’s fastest growing industries. However, says Caring Across Generations Co-Director Ai-jen Poo, we don’t yet have a system in place to care for these people. Her organization aims to create two million homecare jobs and, in the process, “transform long-term care in a way that recognizes everyone’s dignity.”

See also: “Can ‘Caring Across Generations’ Change the World? ” by Laura Flanders, The Nation, April 30, 2012