Demand for in-home caregivers continues to rise

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Many families are in desperate need of in-home caregivers, but one local program is struggling to meet the demand.

Lisa Medlin is a recruitment and training coordinators for Home Instead. She says the senior population is continuing to grow and that people are preferring to stay home, especially with the pandemic.

“It’s great ... having her come over and having someone to talk to besides this TV,” said Catherine Day. Day started using Home Instead about five years ago after retiring from teaching.

>> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9′s Gina Esposito talks to Medlin about the demand for in-home caregivers and her recruiting efforts.

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