Lack of national paid sick day policy hurts caregives nationwide

Source: Elisa Batista, PRI, September 9, 2012

As the American population ages, more Americans are in need of some degree of in-home care and assistance. Many of those willing to do the hard work an unpleasant tasks are immigrants. But for all of these caregivers, there’s a big hole in their compensation. Whether they’re sick or in need of medical care, they can’t take time off — not only endangering themselves but those they care for as well.

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