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In-Home Care Giving Offers Rewards, Drawbacks

August 19, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A survey of in-home caregivers sponsored by the Clorox Company finds that most feel rewarded spiritually by their responsibilities, but also feel tired, frustrated and overwhelmed. Sixty-six million Americans attend to the needs of loved ones in their homes. Their selfless work can be rewarding: ninety-five percent feel needed, 93 percent feel thankful, 91 percent appreciated and 88 percent important. But caregiving also takes a toll: caregivers often feel alone (53 percent) in their struggles. Fifty-nine percent report feeling helpless, isolated (54 percent), and confused (54 percent). Twenty-one percent of caregivers spend more than 40 hours a week caring for a loved one.
"A New Survey of In-Home Family Caregivers Reveals Challenges and Rewards of Caregiving", News release, Clorox, August 19, 2014, © The Clorox Company
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