Journal article

Improving Support for Family Caregivers of People with a Serious Illness in the United States: Strategic Agenda and Call to Action.

Peter Hudson, R Sean Morrison, Richard Schulz, Abraham Aizer Brody, Constance Dahlin, Kathleen Kelly, Diane E Meier

Palliat Med Rep | Mary Ann Liebert Inc | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: An estimated 30% of the adult American population are caregivers and many of the people they support live with serious illnesses. Caregivers provide an average of 20 hours of services per week and are heavily involved in assisting with activities of daily living. This input represents considerable economic value to the health care system and to the well-being of communities. However, the impact of the burden on caregivers is considerable with negative outcomes on their physical, psychological, social, and financial well-being. The current landscape of caregiver policy in the United States is not well coordinated and does not meet the needs of this population. Objective: To develo..

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