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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Orange County’s Home-Care Program Is Plagued With Poor Pay and Shortages

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

Monique Taloa pulls out a drawer that’s full with her sister’s prescription bottles. She sits down at the kitchen table of her Buena Park home and methodically sorts pills into a large plastic box with compartments as deep as an ice tray’s. “It is very complex because I don’t want to make a mistake,” Taloa says, her shimmering bracelets clanking on the table. “What happened with Tonya is that the doctor removed her from almost 19 medications and lowered the dosages of everything that she is on to the bare minimum because she was so drugged-up.”

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