June 2015

The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?

By | June 1st, 2015|

The Department of Labor wants all personal care workers to receive at least minimum wage and overtime. It seems only fair, but could it bring on more problems than solutions?

December 2014

Embedded: A no-holds-barred report from inside a nursing home

By | December 1st, 2014|

It happened so fast it stunned me. After one week in a hospital, I found myself in a nursing home. Maybe I shouldn’t have been surprised. We think nursing homes are just for old people, but that’s not always true.

November 2014

Angela Hibbitt: “I Am More Than a Dollar Bill”

By | November 6th, 2014|

Angela Hibbitt is fighting for the right to stay in her home. Saying, “I am more than a dollar bill,” Tennessean Angela Hibbitt [...]

July 2014

Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for a Disaster?

By | July 29th, 2014|

If your neighborhood was flooded during a disaster, could you escape to a safe place? Do you know what you'd do if your [...]

Poor Seating May Cause Quad Gut

By | July 22nd, 2014|

When most of us become quadriplegics, we eventually see one thing happen — our paralyzed muscles begin to deteriorate, and that includes the muscles in [...]

March 2014

Ongoing ADAPT Sit-In Over Nurse Practices Act

By | March 25th, 2014|

ADAPT activists celebrate the 100th hour of their sit-in. Seventeen ADAPT activists began a sit-in at the headquarters of the New York State [...]

December 2013

ADAPT, Not Dead Yet Video on Times Square

By | December 30th, 2013|

Times Square in New York. Just in time for New Year's Eve, the disability-rights groups ADAPT and Not Dead Yet  combined resources to [...]

October 2013

Beware of the Angry Crippled Mentor

By | October 17th, 2013|

The way the human brain copes with guilt from disability never ceases to amaze me. They feel bad for us; they walk and we can't. [...]

Caregiver Exemption to be Eliminated in 2015

By | October 1st, 2013|

The Department of Labor has decided to eliminate the caregiver exemption in 2015, which means all home care workers will receive minimum wage and overtime [...]

July 2013

News Analysis: Companion Exemption — At What Cost?

By | July 1st, 2013|

In 2011 the Obama administration proposed that the Department of Labor abolish the companionship exemption, which excludes home care workers from minimum wage and overtime [...]

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