COVID-19 Pandemic Adding Anxiety, Financial Strain For Caregivers.

October 13, 2020

The AP (10/13, Alonso-Zaldivar) reports an “Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds that 17% of Americans say they are providing ongoing caregiving, part of an informal volunteer corps.” Roughly “1 in 10 caregivers has begun since the virus outbreak, and about half of those say they are providing care specifically because of the pandemic.” Among people already “providing care, 36% say their responsibilities have increased.” Moreover, “added responsibilities are more keenly felt by caregivers who’ve lost jobs or income in the pandemic.” On this point, 42% “of those under financial strain said their caregiving responsibilities increased, compared with 25% of those who are holding their own economically.”

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