11 Mar Meet The Workers Caring For Our Elderly While Living In Poverty
Kimberly Weems has been a home care worker in Atlanta for over 14 years. She first got interested in the field after caring for a blind uncle. “It’s my passion,” she said. “This is just something I’ve always wanted to do, to keep people’s loved ones in their homes.”
But her passion doesn’t always pay the bills. She’s currently making $8.50 an hour and doesn’t get any extra pay for overtime hours or for the time she spends traveling between clients. It’s a challenge to live on that while caring for her five-year-old granddaughter with special needs.
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