Double Trouble: Taxpayer-Subsidized Low-Wage Jobs in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Stephen Herzenberg |

Low wages for nursing home workers mean that many caregivers struggle to make ends meet and often qualify for public assistance to support their families. Low wages also contribute to turnover which affects caregivers’ ability to deliver care. No full-time nursing home worker in Pennsylvania should depend upon public assistance to make ends meet or support his or her family. It’s time for Pennsylvania’s nursing homes to raise their minimum wage to $15 per hour.