Look around. Are you so surrounded by the stuff in your house you don’t know what to do with it—or how to find it when you need it? Maybe it’s time to downsize and declutter. But where should you start?
20 Million Family Caregivers Performing Complex Medical/Nursing Tasks with Little Instruction, Finds New AARP Report
Half of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers are performing complicated medical/nursing tasks for their family members and friends, including giving injections, preparing special diets, managing tube feedings, and handling medical equipment, according to a new Home Alone Revisited report. In addition, 70 percent of these caregivers are dealing with the stress of managing pain relief in the midst of a national opioid crisis.
New Hampshire ranks #50 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. AARP warns that more must be done – at an accelerated pace – to meet changing demographic demands.
Nearly 173,000 Granite Staters care for older parents, spouses, children and adults with disabilities – or other loved ones – helping them to live independently in their homes and communities. Which is where they want to be. What’s more, these caregivers provide more than $2.3 billion each year in uncompensated services.
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