Want to protect the health of older Americans? Increase immigrant labor
Almost 10% of nursing home residents in the United States died of COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic, an alarmingly high rate that far exceeds that of elderly Americans overall.
Many families are understandably hesitant to move aging loved ones into group care facilities as the virus continues. But even before the pandemic, most older Americans said they would prefer to age in place, according to AARP, living in their own homes and communities for as long as they can.
Doing so often means relying on regular home health aide visits or...