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Survey Of Oregon Caregivers Finds Much Lacking

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It's an issue now and will become a bigger issue in the future: people need care from other people when they are very old and very young. 

And as the average age in America slides up, more care workers will be needed. 

Family Forward Oregon joined forces with SEIU, the service workers union, to create a project called Oregon CareWorks, examining issues with the care economy--paid and unpaid--in Oregon. 

An initial report finds care workers largely overworked and underpaid.  The report makes the case for more public money to be devoted to caregiving.  CareWorks director Lili Hoag visits with details and recommendations.   

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.