Research: Families Providing Complex Chronic Care (USA) 2012

Supporting Others

A US report issued by AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) and the United Hospital Fund (UHF) shows that 46% of family carers perform medical and nursing tasks for a loved one with multiple chronic physical and cognitive conditions. 

Based on a national survey of 1,677 family carers, the report, titled Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care, explores the complexity of tasks that carers provide.

This is the first population-based survey to ask carers detailed questions about the medical and nursing tasks they perform, including what they find difficult about performing them.

You can either download the full PPI and UHF Home Alone report, or the Summary version.