My favorite bit:
We need to think bigger. Poo envisions a network she calls the “Care Grid,” a metaphor drawn from transformative infrastructure projects like the interstate highway system. The grid would unite “public, private and non-profit resources” to build “a comprehensive coordinated system in which elders can age with dignity and their caregivers, both professional paid workers and unpaid family or friends, can thrive as well.”
It’s been generations since we’ve built anything like the national highway network. But if the baby boomers who have done so much to reshape American life in recent decades prove to be vocal and united about what they want as they age, it’s possible that their preferences for independence and in-home care will dovetail with necessary labor reforms.