Sara Luterman is our caregiving reporter. She is based outside Washington, D.C. Prior to The 19th, she worked as a freelancer covering disability policy, politics and culture for publications including The Nation, The American Prospect and Vox. Her reporting in The Nation was shortlisted for the 2021 Deadline Club Mosaic Award, which recognizes excellence in “coverage of disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social justice, equity and inclusion.” Most recently, Sara became a contributing editor for Radiolab.
Re-closeting is an issue in both home care and residential settings, experts say. But specialized care can help LGBTQ+ seniors age in a supportive environment.
Spears’s case has brought unprecedented attention to the issue of conservatorship. Now disability rights advocates are wondering what comes next.
The senator talks about how home-based disability care helped her family and why it is important for seniors and people with disabilities to have a voice.
Most home care workers aren’t required to get the COVID vaccine, leaving the people they care for vulnerable
Home care workers represent 53 percent of the workforce supporting seniors and people with disabilities, but the majority of them are not impacted by Biden’s vaccine mandates.
Disability and marriage have an especially fraught relationship in American history.