This resource builds on the seminal Home Alone study, the first national examination at how family caregivers manage medical and nursing tasks. Major findings of this new study include:
- Today’s caregivers provide intense and complex care, including
medical/nursing tasks and managing multiple health conditions.
- Today’s caregivers and their experiences are diverse.
- Caregivers who are socially isolated or have no choice about caregiving are more at risk for experiencing difficulties with complex care.
- Many family caregivers are on their own, and health systems should do more to prepare these vital members of the team.