Home > AARP, caregiving, health and health care > Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care

Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care

January 16, 2013

Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care
Source: AARP Public Policy Institute

his 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.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 983 other followers

%d bloggers like this: