Healthcare System Must Support Caregivers

Healthcare System Must Support Caregivers

According to article by FierceHealthcare:   More and more people are caring for elderly relatives, so it’s imperative that the healthcare system consider a family-centered approach to care, according to a new report.

The report, which comes from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, notes that nearly 18 million Americans care for a family member who is 65 or older, though the pool of potential caregivers is shrinking. Acting as a caregiver can be extremely draining, both physically and mentally, so it’s imperative that healthcare supports these individuals.

Read more of the full FierceHealthcare article here:   http://tinyurl.com/h4pjrhq

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