Survival Coalition survey shows Impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities, older adults, families, and direct care workforce

Almost 500 people with disabilities and older adults representing nearly 80% of Wisconsin counties responded to Survival Coalition’s COVID-19 survey.

“COVID-19 is amplifying the existing direct care workforce crisis, causing reductions and disruptions in needed services, and straining families to the breaking point as they try to fill in caregiving gaps, often while struggling to homeschool children and work from home,“ said Lisa Pugh, Survival Coalition Co-Chair.

In Wisconsin more than 85,000 people rely on in-home personal care, home health, and many other services to stay in their own homes and out of hospitals and nursing homes. Read full press release.
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