Most Home Health Aides ‘Can’t Afford Not to Work’ — Even When Lacking PPE

In March, Sue Williams-Ward took a new job, with a $1-an-hour raise.

The employer, a home health care agency called Together We Can, was paying a premium — $13 an hour — after it started losing aides when COVID-19 safety concerns mounted.

Williams-Ward, a 68-year-old Indianapolis native, was a devoted caregiver who bathed, dressed and fed clients as if they were family. She was known to entertain clients with some of her own 26 grandchildren, even inviting her clients along on charitable deliveries of Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams.

Without her, the city’s most vulnerable would have been “lost, alone or mistreated,” said her husband, Royal Davis.

Despite her husband’s fears for her health, Williams-Ward reported to work on March 16 at an apartment with three elderly women. One was blind, one was wheelchair-bound, and the third had a severe mental illness. None had been diagnosed with COVID-19 but, Williams-Ward

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Top 10 snacks to stay on track | Health Beat

A low-calorie, nutritious snack that fills you up until meal time? Apples with nut butter and a sprinkling of dark chocolate. (For Spectrum Health Beat)

Weight loss is hard work.

There is no shortage of factors that tempt us to get off track—cravings and hunger between meals, delicious snacks and stress eating.

During those tempting moments, wouldn’t it be helpful to know which options are smartest?

Here’s a snack list to help you stay on track during those tempting times:

Green tea

Sometimes when we are searching for food, we are just thirsty. To switch things up from water, try green tea. It has been shown to aid in weight loss by boosting metabolism.

Raw vegetables and hummus

Rich in fiber, veggies and hummus offer a satiating benefit as well as that crunch we crave in snacks.

Frozen grapes

When looking for a sweet treat, frozen grapes provide a way

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