Caregivers Health a Concern in New Study
- Caregivers showed a 25% increase in the utilization of all types of services combined over the 18-month time period of the study.
- The results suggest that caregiver assessments would be valuable in identifying those at risk of having their own health decline.
- The report also suggests that primary care doctors should be sensitive to whether their middle-aged and older patients are family caregivers. They should be asking “Are you caring for a relative or friend?” as a potential risk factor that may cause stress or even physical strain.
Do you know who is caring for an elderly relative in your community? Reach out and help if you can.