New Report: 'The Eldercare Dialogues' Suggest Improvements for Both Care Workers & Recipients

On Thursday, December 11th, CDP released our latest report, The Eldercare Dialogues: A Grassroots Strategy to Transform Long-term Care to over 125 attendees.  Among those in attendance were care recipients, caregivers, domestic workers, allies, and elected officials, including representatives from the offices of Speaker Mark-Viverito, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC’s Department for the Aging, and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Council Member Helen Rosenthal also attended the briefing and addressed the crowd.

Council Member Helen Rosenthal addresses the crowd. Photo credit Riya Ortiz.

This report is the culmination of observations of 11 Eldercare Dialogues, 15 in-depth interviews with Dialogue organizers and participants, and six focus groups, one with each participating organization. It explores the experiences of caregivers and care recipients in the movement to transform long-term care and ensure that caregivers and recipients have the support they need to age and work with dignity. The full report includes a toolkit so other communities can learn from and replicate the Dialogue process.

 The full Eldercare Dialogues report can be found on our website: https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-reports.

Alexa Kasdan (CDP) and Linda Oalican (Damayan) present the report. Photo credit Riya Ortiz.

You can find additional information about the Eldercare Dialogues and domestic workers’ justice New York City here.

Those in attendance took Fair Care Pledges. Photo credit Riya Ortiz.