They Retired. Now They Are Taking Care of Other Retirees.
The labor shortage in the home-care sector, which was worsened by the pandemic, is being filled by older workers. Because of the industry's low wages and challenging working conditions, it has struggled for years to retain and attract workers. This situation has gotten worse since many workers have
Diane Richards, registered nurse, applied online to a job at a home care agency. That day, she received a call and started working at the agency in the fall. She is now 81.