18 Apr 2012

Report indicates caregivers are in distress without nursing home assistance

A new report by the Health Care Council of Canada indicates that those who are shouldering the responsibility of caring for an aging loved one alone are in distress, reports The Toronto Star.

The report indicates that family members spend anywhere between 18 to 30 hours per week solely on caregiving, depending on the senior's needs. Seniors with "very high" needs are much more likely to have caregivers that report being "in distress" according to the report.

The study questions whether the country is doing enough to support caregivers, either through home care workers or assisting with nursing home costs.

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