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Need For Home Health Aides Is Growing

As people are living longer and Baby Boomers are aging, the need for home health aides is growing. Just since 2016 more people are working in the profession, helping an elderly person in their everyday lives.

But, it’s an under-valued, under-trained profession, according to Paul Osterman, author of the new book "Who Will Care For Us: Long Term Care and the Long Term Workforce" and professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

The Show’s Lauren Gilger spoke with him more about this.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.