New Report Finds Almost Half of Family Caregivers Perform Medical and …

New Report Finds Almost Half of Family Caregivers Perform Medical and
Despite frequent encounters with the acute care system, family caregivers were not prepared for the medical and nursing tasks they were expected to provide at home,” added Carol Levine, Director of Families and Health Care Project for United Hospital …
We know that family caregivers provide help with activities such as bathing and dressing, shopping, cooking and preparing meals. We also ask caregivers to do things that would make even nursing students tremble; it’s important that we understand the scope of this new normal,” said Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President and Director of the AARP Public Policy Institute. “As hospitals discharge patients quicker and sicker, we’re finding that family caregivers are responsible for medical and nursing care including medication management and wound care.”

Even though family caregivers in the survey recognized the value and importance of these medical and nursing tasks to their family members’ health, 40 percent reported feeling stressed and worried about making a mistake. Moreover, a third said their own health was fair or poor.

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Researchers probe how cancer affects cost and caregivers

‘The vital role played by unpaid caregivers in supporting cancer patients is well recognised, but the health burden and economic impact on these caregivers is poorly understood

‘Cancer poses a considerable economic burden not only to healthcare systems but to other areas of the economy, including productivity losses through early mortality and time-off work, and relatives who have to forego work/leisure to care for cancer …
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