Caregiving

Caregiving & Work: The Importance of Job Support for Family Caregivers
, Caregiving

Balancing a full-time job with one’s family caregiving responsibilities can be challenging. A recent study investigated how supportive work resources affect caregivers’ well-being and their…

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Born in the USA: How Burdens Differ for Caregivers of US-Born versus Foreign-Born Recipients
, Caregiving

Caregiving can be a stressful responsibility and the needs of a care recipient can vary widely. One study investigated the well-being and burden of caregivers…

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Caring for the Caregivers: How Family Caregivers View Their Personal Health Care
, Caregiving

Being a caregiver to a family member or friend can be a daunting, yet rewarding task. A recent study explored the types of supports needed…

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Caring Conversations: When Family Caregivers & Health Care Professionals Interact
, Caregiving

Unpaid and family caregivers play a large role in managing the health care of older adults. A recent study examined these caregivers’ experiences with health…

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Comparing Former, Current & Never Older-Adult Caregivers
, Caregiving

While informal caregiving (typically unpaid and provided by family, friends, and volunteers) can be emotionally and physically challenging, it can also be rewarding and provide…

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Help at Home: Can Home Modifications Reduce Older Adults’ Need for Caregiving?
, Caregiving

Housing design can influence someone’s ability to live independently. A recent study sought to better understand how home modification affects the caregiving needs of older…

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Care Recipient Q&A on Preferences Reveals Surprising Answers
, Caregiving

Are older adults receiving the type of long-term services and supports (LTSS) they want? A recent study examines whether LTSS preferences match the care arrangements…

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Location, Location, Location: Caregivers in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Show Surprising Outcomes
, Caregiving

A new study utilized a mapping tool to uncover differences in caregiver outcomes based on neighborhood characteristics. The researchers conducted telephone surveys with 792 caregivers…

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Mastering Caregiving: Benefits of Mastery for High-Burden Caregivers
, Caregiving

Taking on the role of caregiver for a loved one can be a burdensome task, but there is some evidence that this type of role…

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On the Plus Side: Positive Aspects of Caregiving Benefit Well-Being
, Caregiving

A recent review examined more than 50 studies to explore how positive aspects of caregiving can have a benefit on well-being. Instead of simply dealing…

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Care Pairs: Exploring Relationships between Caregivers & Patients
, Caregiving

Using interviews, researchers investigated how to maintain supportive relationships between older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their informal caregivers. This study focused on relationships…

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Scrutinizing Supports & Stressors for Informal Caregivers
, Caregiving

In light of the crucial importance of informal caregivers of older adults and how taxing their work can be, a recent study looked into what…

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