This resource builds on the seminal Home Alone study, the first national examination at how family caregivers manage medical and nursing tasks. Major findings of this new study include:
- Today’s caregivers provide intense and complex care, including
medical/nursing tasks and managing multiple health conditions.
- Today’s caregivers and their experiences are diverse.
- Caregivers who are socially isolated or have no choice about caregiving are more at risk for experiencing difficulties with complex care.
- Many family caregivers are on their own, and health systems should do more to prepare these vital members of the team.
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Adults Under 65 with Disabilities
People with Advanced Illness
Frail Older Adults
People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
People with Behavioral Health and Social Needs
Key Questions Answered
- How do family caregivers manage tasks such as managing medications and changing dressings?
- What are the motives, challenges, and burdens of these family caregivers?
- How do these challenges differ among cultural groups?
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Expert OpinionWhat does this mean?