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A national survey of caregiver’s own experiences and perceptions of U.S. healthcare system when addressing their health and caring for an older adult

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January 29, 2021
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Zia Agha Headshot Zia Agha, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Gary and Mary West Foundation
Chief Medical Officer, West Health Institute

BMC Health Services Research

Published: January 29, 2021

Authors: Jill C. Slaboda | Sandalh H. Nelson | Zia Agha | Gregory J. Norman

Background

Caregiving is a demanding role that can negatively impact a person’s health and well-being. As such, adequate access to healthcare is important for maintaining the family caregiver’s own personal health. The aims of this study were to identify if family caregivers of older adults had more difficulty accessing healthcare services than non-caregivers and to identify if family caregivers felt access to additional services would be beneficial for maintaining their own personal healthcare.

Keywords

Family caregivers, Access to healthcare, Caregiver support, Older adult, Community Care

Read the full paper on BMC Health Services Research.