Caregiver stress: Could this become the next epidemic?
Approximately 44 million Americans (21 percent of the adult population) provide unpaid care in their home. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that informal caregivers provide 80 percent of the long-term care in the United States. A caregiver is anyone who helps another person in need with daily tasks, such as bathing, cooking, eating, taking medications, dressing, using the bathroom, shopping and house cleaning.
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by: Gina M. Barry