With the aging of the Baby Boomers, more elderly and disabled people than ever are receiving care in their own homes.
In California, nearly half a million low-income people are being cared for at home by relatives and others, and the state pays those caregivers through a program called In-Home Supportive Services.
An investigation by Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that many recipients of in-home care through the IHSS program are at risk of abuse and neglect. The program has limited oversight, and caregivers are not required to receive any training from the state.
Anna Gorman is reporting on this for Kaiser Health News. You can read and listen to Gorman's 2-part series on California's In-Home Supportive Services here: