HOBBSVILLE, N.C. — The jobs in nursing home caregiving will increase by about 12% as a result of the state’s efforts to protect nursing homes from flooding, according to an analysis by Axios.
That’s good news for the hundreds of thousands of residents who work at nursing homes across the country, and good news that the Trump administration is likely to do even more to protect them from future flooding.
In a letter sent Tuesday to the Trump Administration, more than 1,400 nursing home residents told the agency that they are ready for more jobs.
“We have been able to work without fear of losing our homes, our family members, our livelihoods and our dignity,” said the letter, which was signed by more than 250 residents of a dozen nursing homes and community care facilities across the state.
“The government has not done anything to stop us from doing so, and I know that this will be good news in the long run for everyone.”
The letter comes as more than a dozen states and localities have enacted legislation to provide protection for nursing home communities, including New York City, New Jersey, San Diego, California, and California.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning to nursing home employees, warning of the increased risk of contracting respiratory infections.
It urged them to wear respirators and to wear face masks.
It also urged them not to work outdoors or in hot weather and to limit exposure to water and other environmental contaminants.
A recent CDC report showed that about 5% of nursing home workers in the U, D.C., metro area had been infected with HIV or hepatitis C. In recent years, more and more states have sought to protect the health of residents and the communities around them.
As the Trump era has come to a close, the administration has stepped up efforts to make the United States more resilient to climate change.
In September, President Trump signed a budget proposal that includes a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure and green technology, which will help mitigate climate change and protect the environment.
Last week, the Department of Labor announced that it would begin requiring employers to pay workers $10 an hour or more to live and work in buildings that receive federal grants, which are a critical way for the private sector to meet federal climate commitments.
In February, the Trump team also announced a $2 billion investment to rebuild the Chesapeake Bay, which is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.
A key part of the $1.4 trillion plan to make America a green, resilient nation, the Cheshire Coast is the site of the largest-ever restoration of a coastal area, and the Trump transition team said it was investing $1 billion to ensure that the recovery is “robust and resilient.”
In addition, the President and his administration are working on an executive order to help build a national monument in the state of Virginia that will protect the historic Chesapeake.
“It’s time for our country to build on our strengths and embrace our future, and to start building that new America,” said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a former state attorney general who is currently in the Trump White House.
In April, the White House also announced the construction of a border wall with Mexico, which could be completed by 2019.
The border wall would be about the size of New Jersey and will be funded by a tax on imports of Mexican products and the use of a visa waiver program.
“This is an important step forward for our nation and a critical step toward securing our border, building the economic strength of our country, building trust and rebuilding our cities and towns,” Zinke said.
A spokesman for the Interior Department said that the department will review all proposals before deciding whether to accept or reject them.
“In addition to building our infrastructure and supporting our businesses, the Administration is also taking action to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants,” said Mark Tauscher, a spokesman for Zinke.
In the meantime, the recovery efforts at the Chesnut Coast are ongoing, and there are more than 100 nursing homes in the area.
“Nursing homes are here to stay, and we need to protect our homes from future disasters,” said resident Elizabeth Clements.
“People are going to have to be responsible.
They have to stay here, because our homes are going down the drain, and it’s going to be really bad.”