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Family Caregivers Are Getting A Break — And Extra Coaching
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Family Caregivers Are Getting A Break — And Extra Coaching

By Mindy Fetterman WASHINGTON — For today, there are no doctor’s visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No struggles over bathing — or not. At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., a group of older adults — some in wheelchairs, some with Alzheimer’s — and their caregivers sit in a semicircle…

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As Trump Targets Immigrants, Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers
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As Trump Targets Immigrants, Elderly Brace To Lose Caregivers

Nirva is one of about 59,000 Haitians living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that gave them permission to work and live here after the January 2010 earthquake devastated their country. Many work in health care, often in grueling, low-wage jobs as nursing assistants or home health aides.

Now these workers’ days are numbered: The Trump administration decided to end TPS for Haitians, giving them until July 22, 2019, to leave the country or face deportation.