The Forgotten Field: ‘Invisible’ Home Care Workers Seek Agency Support

POSTED ON MONDAY, August 10, 2020 

According to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, New York City caregivers felt invisible during this pandemic and were worried about the higher risk they have of contracting the virus.

“The findings are alarming but not surprising to those who are familiar with the work of home care workers,” wrote Dr. Theresa A. Allison in a corresponding JAMA op-ed. Allison is a professor of medicine in the division of geriatrics at the University of California San Francisco.

“Although lack of sufficient PPE has been widespread throughout the first few months of the pandemic in the United States, inadequate PPE in the home increases transmission risks for not only the home health worker and care recipient but also other household members and visitors,” Allison wrote.

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