Topics: COVID-19, Long-Term Care
Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
Health care workers in long-term care (LTC) settings often face financial security concerns due to low wages, inconsistent hours, and lack of benefits. As a result, there are higher rates of LTC workers who hold multiple jobs, which can increase workers’ exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is an especially serious threat to the frail elderly, the potential for LTC staff to be a primary route of virus transmission is high.
This report examines the rates of multiple job holding and characteristics of multiple job holders in the LTC workforce.