Many older residents want to stay in their homes. But there’s a threat looming on the horizon: a lack of workers may mean less home care in Connecticut.
“I can’t walk very far, and I wouldn’t survive without the help I get from companions and homemakers,” Lucille Perkins said.
Perkins had a stroke. Now she has homecare. She’s one of 25,000 Connecticut residents on Medicaid, a government subsidy for low-income seniors and the disabled.