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CAREGIVERSHOME has conducted an on-line survey about the challenges which face caregivers.

Visitors to their web site were asked to respond to the following question: "As an elder-caregiver, my greatest challenge is_ _ _".

The top challenges were the following:

 

  1. Need more help from family members- nearly 20 %
  2. General lack of resources - 17 %
  3. Avoiding caregiver burnout - 12.7 %
  4. Finding time for their family and themselves - 10.2 %
  5. Balancing a job with caregiving - 9.3 %
  6. Receiving financial assistance while caring for an elderly parent - 9.3 %

 

Other challenges which were mentioned in the survey included:

 

  • Avoiding depression
  • Taking better care of themselves while caregiving
  • Finding more time to perform caregiving
  • Understanding how to be a better caregiver
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