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Family Caregivers’ Perception and Experience with Medical and Community Services

There are roughly 43.5 million unpaid family caregivers in the US, and they provide much of the care for their charges ranging from activities of daily living to nursing tasks. Caregivers often turn to the health system for support when they are stressed or overwhelmed with caring for their loved one. Understanding caregivers’ views and interactions with the healthcare system is a first step in identifying the gaps in support of family caregivers and their care recipient.