Why Paying Caregivers Well Matters
"My name is Kirsten. I love to read. I graduated from college magna cum laude. I enjoy interacting with my nephews and niece. I love being part of my church communication team working to spread information and goodwill in the community. People appreciate my smile. I also happen to have cerebral palsy, and none of the above would be possible if someone was not available to get me out of bed in the morning, help with toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, and fixing breakfast. All the ways I have fun, and all the ways I contribute to the lives of others, would be unavailable to me."
Guest blogger Kirsten Barraclough shares her perspective on caregiving, its impact on her life, and the need for better pay.