Pandemic Exacerbates Shortage Of Home-Care Nurses.

June 4, 2021

The New York Times (6/4, A1, Alcorn, Newman) profiled a family in Queens, New York that relies on “intensive, round-the-clock nursing at home” for their seven-year-old son with spinal muscular atrophy. The Times added nearly “4.5 million Americans with illnesses and disabilities are cared for at home by aides, therapists or nurses,” and the families of children requiring such care “say Covid-19 has made an already untenable situation even worse.” This “shortage of home-care nurses has forced” the family “to handle longer and longer periods on their own – as many as 36 hours at a stretch.”


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