NJ.com: They risk their lives nursing grandma through COVID. Now they can’t afford health care

They risk their lives nursing grandma through COVID. Now they can’t afford health care

Nursing home staffers are still falling ill at an alarming rate in New Jersey. There were 4,117 such workers with coronavirus as of Friday, which is actually more than the number of residents currently afflicted in those long-term care facilities. More than 17,500 have recovered, but 143 have died.

 

As much as any other profession, these caregivers have faced fear, anxiety, and tragedy, so imagine what it’s like to show up for work to learn that your nursing home’s new owner has pulled the plug on your pension plan, slashed your paid time off, and made your company health plan impossible to afford.

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