There was a very interesting article in today's [03/25/18] The Washington Post "Immigrant Caregivers Face Uncertainty". "Families, nursing home officials are concerned that the current President's policies could further drain the health-care worker pool".
As of July 2019 people who came to the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti will be forced to go back home. They have been here on temporary permission status, and many are working in the health care pool. And because of the White House's immigration proposals and public remarks many caregivers from all over the world have gone back home or went to Canada. Leaving jobs in Independent Living, Assisted Living, skilled Nursing Homes, private caregiving Agencies, or employed privately with a family. One elder in the story has had this one caregiver since 2011.
My Dad had wonderful caregivers from all over the world. He found it fascinating to learn their cultures. Everyone came to his house on-time and very rarely did anyone call out sick.
With the baby boomers now dealing with age related declines, yikes, what will happen to me? Will it be harder to find Assisted Living or Nursing Home bed openings? Or caregivers to come to the house?
Food for thought.