In today’s world of scandal-obsessed media, low wages and misaligned government incentives we are devaluing the work of our care givers. In rural communities, elderly care settings and with our veteran’s the situation is dire. A lack of investment and finger-pointing for accountability has simply undermined the efforts of many care workers who go the extra mile to make a positive difference to the lives of our most vulnerable and often lonely citizens.
“Let’s listen to the voices of care workers, recipients and families, make visible the complexity and privilege of care, and lobby for a better future. People must recognize that care is the work that best demonstrates our commitment to people’s dignity when at their most vulnerable. It’s the work that makes the most profound difference. It is also the work that many of us hope to benefit from in the future.” – Ann Gallagher, Professor, International Care Ethics Observatory, University of Surrey.
As a Social Benefit Corporation, we have reduced charges below actual delivery costs for our hospitals, yet with our most vulnerable communities who need us most, this is still not enough.
Responding to these needs requires your help, so we can help.
Will YOU step forward and help your community?