“Study: Family Caregivers Need Help, Too” – California HealthLine

Physiotherapist supporting disabled man

“Elderly Americans’ well-being is at risk unless the U.S. does much more to help millions of family caregivers who sacrifice their own health, finances and personal lives to look out for loved ones, reported a (recently released) study.

“Nearly 18 million people care for a relative who is 65 or older. ‘The need to recognize and support caregivers is among the most significant challenges’ facing the nation’s swelling elderly population, their families and society, according to the report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

“Describing family caregiving as ‘a critical issue of public policy,’ a committee of experts in health care and aging said the next presidential administration in 2017 should direct a national strategy to develop ways to support caregivers, including economically.”

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