Supporting Family Caregivers in Providing Care
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Nov 21, 2022

Supporting Family Caregivers in Providing Care

Educating caregivers is essential...

In this NCBI article, you'll learn about:

  • Family caregiving raises safety issues that should concern nurses in all settings. Family caregivers are unpaid providers who often need help to learn how to become competent, safe volunteer workers.

  • This article highlights the need for nurses to proactively approach family caregivers as clients who need their support in their own right. There are 44 million caregivers over the age of 18 years (approximately one in every five adults).

  • The economic value of their unpaid work has been estimated at $257 billion . At least 40 percent of caregivers are men, a growing trend demonstrated by a 50 percent increase in male caregivers between 1984 and 1994.

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