Workers Run Home-Care Business Co-Op Promotes Improved Working Conditions by Blending Social and Occupational Ideals. CARETAKING
Jonathan Rowe, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
TWELVE hours a day, three days a week, Christine Edey cares for a disabled man in a small apartment in the South Bronx.
The man was in a highway crash and has no use of his arms and legs. Ms. Edey assists with his daily routine and helps with the computer course he is taking at home (he taps the keys with a pencil in his mouth). As much as anything, she brings humanity to difficult and lonely hours. "We fight. We quarrel. We talk. We don't talk," she says.
At night, she walks the forbidding blocks to the subway that will take her home.
In one sense, Edey isn't that unusual. There are more than 90,000 home-care workers like her in New York City. They are …
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Publication information: Article title: Workers Run Home-Care Business Co-Op Promotes Improved Working Conditions by Blending Social and Occupational Ideals. CARETAKING. Contributors: Jonathan Rowe, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: August 6, 1990. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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