SOURCE: AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
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A study sponsored by National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, found that more than one in five, 21 percent or 22.9 million people in U.S. households were involved in helping care for a person older than 18. The typical family caregiver provides more than 20 hours of care each week to a loved one. The demand for in- home care will significantly increase as the population increases in age.
With a rapidly aging population, more families will face these responsibilities. Government figures show nearly 7 in 10 Americans will need long-tern care at some point after they reach age 65. Yet just 20 percent of those surveyed think it is likely they will need such care someday. Almost twice as many, 39 percent, are deeply concerned about burdening their families. Just 30 percent in this age group who say they'll likely care for a loved one in the next five years feel prepared to do so.
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This is accomplished by teaching family caregivers simple methods of the trade to enhance the comfort of their ailing loved ones. In collaboration with medical staff, GivingCare has written a comprehensive script focusing on crucial points of home healthcare. This information is being shared to help the home caregiver provide the best care possible in the absence of formal medical training. GivingCare aims to show you ways to make your bed-bound loved ones as comfortable as possible which should enhance their well-being and dignity. GivingCare Inc. is a non-for-profit organization that focuses care, not the illness.
The topics that are covered within this site are provided under Care / Terms Button on the top navigation bar. This information can be used to help you or someone you know care for a bed-bound loved one who may be recovering from an illness or injury. This also can be accessed when caring for a person who may be terminally ill.