Prime Turnover of House Caregivers Makes Lifestyles Precarious for Many

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Mary Barket, a -year-old widow with a degenerative muscular disorder and no family around to help, has had seven different caregivers come through her home the past six months.

On a recent Saturday morning, she was told by the home care agency that her caregiver wasn’t coming that day and that it couldn’t send a substitute, she says. Ms. Barket had one meal to last her until Monday, when the next caregiver was due.

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