Caregivers See Threats from COVID-19 and Budget Cuts

Capital and Main | June 4, 2020
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As California reopens, essential home care workers may have their hours cut.

For workers who provide in-home care for disabled and elderly individuals, reopening the economy is a risky proposition. As a low-paid workforce, they are particularly vulnerable to both exploitation and infection. At the same time, they are a crucial link in the health care system, allowing individuals who are most susceptible to COVID-19 to remain at home instead of in congregate facilities. Since the start of the pandemic, home care workers and their advocates say they have been shouldering the burden of keeping themselves and their consumers healthy with limited resources and little support.

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