One American turns 65 every eight seconds, so it should come as no surprise that homecare is among the nation’s fastest growing industries. However, says Caring Across Generations Co-Director Ai-jen Poo, we don’t yet have a system in place to care for these people. Her organization aims to create two million homecare jobs and, in the process, transform long-term care in a way that recognizes everyone’s dignity.

In this week’s issue of The Nation, Laura Flanders explains how the campaign has begun to make major progress.

Erin Schikowski