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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