Direct support professionals say they are feeling the pinch due to rising inflation
Workers caring for people with disabilities say they're really feeling the pinch of rising inflation.
Direct support professionals help individuals with special needs with everything from bathing to eating, but they only make about $14 an hour.
The low wage is a direct result of being underfunded by the government for years. With prices skyrocketing, the industry says workers are struggling to make ends meet.
"It is hard because we're not making a lot of money, so it is very hard but I have to think about them still and to provide them what they need," says Rihanna Delaunay, Jawonio direct support professional.
This year, inflation jumped 6% - the highest jump in three decades.