AgeAlive board member on need for direct-care workers

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Dr. Charles Gliozzo is a board member at AgeAlive and IMPART Alliance, two organizations that aim to support direct-care workers by advocating for increased wages and benefits, professionalization of workers and the collection of more accurate data regarding this career and workers.

They usually work at private homes and nursing homes and their work allows these people to live with the highest level of independence and quality of life. Some issues direct-care workers face  include personnel shortage, low wages and disrespect. In this interview, Gliozzo provided insight on the importance of direct-care workers, how to support thiem and how these organizations have already impacted the lives of many in the workforce.