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Essential Long‐Term Care Workers Commonly Hold Second Jobs and Double‐ or Triple‐Duty Caregiving Roles

Journal Article Wages & Benefits
April 27, 2020

Nursing homes are dangerous places for the spread of COVID‐19 given that they house high‐risk populations. Precautions to protect residents, employees, and families must account for potential risks posed by LTC workersʼ second jobs and unpaid care work.



Key Takeaways

More than 70% of LTC workers feel obligated to come into work when sick.
One‐sixth of LTC workers had a second job. More than 60% held double‐ or triple‐duty caregiving roles.
The paid and unpaid activities of LTC workers should be considered when developing supports for this workforce.

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