Grocery prices soared by 11.8% in 2022 – the swiftest pace since the early 1980s. Rapid inflation is, naturally, leading to concerns that it’s getting harder for Americans to put food on the table.
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The Caregiver Crisis Hits LGBTQ Elderly and Disabled People Hardest | Opinion
Have you heard about the national personal care shortage? If you work in the aging and disability fields or have a friend or loved one who relies on these services daily, I’m sure you have.
WI Sees Renewed Calls for Caregiver Tax Credit
Advocates for the state’s older residents hope any spending plan prioritizes certain needs for this population, and those who care for them.
Wisconsin’s Population Is Trending Older. Where Will Non-Drivers Find Transportation?
Maricque, 66, is a volunteer driver with the nonprofit Curative Connections, which serves folks with disabilities and the elderly, including transporting them to medical appointments and other important stops.
‘You’re Treated Like a Criminal’: Wisconsin Eyes Fixes for Emergency Mental Health System
When Chrissy Barnard faced a mental health crisis and most needed care, law enforcement handcuffed her, placed her in the back of a patrol car and drove her five hours to Wisconsin’s only state-run mental health facility for the general public.
US Birth Rates Are at Record Lows – Even Though the Number of Kids Most Americans Say They Want Has Held Steady
Birth rates are falling in the U.S. After the highs of the Baby Boom in the mid-20th century and the lows of the Baby Bust in the 1970s, birth rates were relatively stable for nearly 50 years.
Here’s What You Need To Know About New Workplace Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Workers
The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill President Joe Biden signed at the end of December ushers in expanded protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing.
The 19th Explains: Why Baby Formula Is Still Hard To Find Months After the Shortage
It’s been nearly 10 months since the largest infant formula manufacturer in the country, Abbott Nutrition, recalled its popular Similac powder and two lines of specialized formula, shutting down one of its plants due to bacterial contamination.
Flu, RSV and COVID Are Wreaking Havoc — But Teachers Don’t Feel Like They Can Stay Home When They’re Sick
Flu case counts are at their highest level for early December in a decade. COVID-19 is spiking once again.
Squeezed by Temp Nurse Costs, Hospital Systems Create Their Own Staffing Agencies
The goal of the in-house teams is to offer enough pay and flexibility to attract nurses to the jobs — and thus reduce the systems’ heavy dependence on more expensive RNs from outside agencies.