Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care

Source: Susan C. Reinhard, Carol Levine, Sarah Samis, AARP Public Policy Institute, October 2012

From the summary:
This study challenges the common perception of family caregiving as a set of personal care and household chores that most adults already do or can easily master. Family caregivers have traditionally provided assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, and household tasks such as shopping and managing finances. While these remain critically important to the well-being of care recipients, the role of family caregivers has dramatically expanded to include performing medical/nursing tasks of the kind and complexity once only provided in hospitals.
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