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

BMC Health Services Research

Published: January 29, 2021


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


Caregiving is a demanding role that can negatively impact a person’s health and well-being. As such, adequate access to health care 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 health care services than non-caregivers and to identify if family caregivers felt access to additional services would be beneficial for maintaining their own personal health care.


Family caregivers, Access to health care, Caregiver support, Older adult, Community Care

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