The home health care industry is growing fast, poised to be worth over $30B. The industry already struggles with fair labor practices, but COVID-19 hit and exposed those weaknesses.
Marisol Garcia has been working with the same in-home care company since 2003 and contracted COVID-19 while at work. She was forced to quarantine for a month, and has yet to receive pay for the lost time.
Reporter Aiden Kent is a seeker, storyteller and naturalist. Through working on Hope From the Front Lines, Aiden is humbled to connect with people who are trying to make the world of home care more equitable and respectful of its workers. She is grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with her Spanish-speaking roots and use her journalism degree to do a bit of good in the world. She lives all over with her partner and cat, and enjoys twinkling lights and warm summer nights.
Music by Monplasair and Yasuharu Takanashi. Special thanks to Parker Asmann.