For family caregivers, COVID is a mental health crisis in the making | The 19th
The work is grueling and unpaid. As COVID continues, family caregivers — overwhelmingly women — say the burden is driving their vote.
About 16% of Americans — mostly women — care for older relatives, w/o pay. It’s work that is even more grueling in a pandemic. 2/3 of caregivers reported mental health conditions. But the crisis has gotten little attention on the campaign trail.