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‘Nearly Impossible’ for Seniors to Find Home Health Aides, amid Enhanced Unemployment Pay

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As the old adage goes: It’s hard to find good help.

But some consumers trying to hire a home health-care aide say it has become “nearly impossible” as an expected rise in demand coupled with a broader labor shortage brought on by generous unemployment benefits have converged to create an increasingly shallow pool of potential hires.

For nearly 20 years, 44-year-old Lisa Panzica has hired aides to help her with daily living tasks made difficult by her spinal muscular atrophy, including dressing, transferring, and showering.

She told National Review in a recent interview that while it has always been a difficult process to …

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