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Date

2017

Abstract

In 2015, thirty-four million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult 50 years or older. Due to an aging population and an increased number of individuals living with chronic disease, the niche that caregivers occupy in healthcare administration will only become more invaluable in the coming years. However, studies demonstrate that one-third of caregivers report a high burden of care, and these stresses are accompanied by documented health risks including higher rates of depression, insomnia, and all-cause mortality. This project aims to increase awareness about caregiver burden via a pamphlet for caregivers listing local resources that may alleviate burden, and a presentation to healthcare providers at Newtown Primary Care.

Clinical Site

Newtown Primary Care, Connecticut

Keywords

caregiver burden, end-of-life care, respite, hospice, palliative care, Connecticut

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Disciplines

Geriatrics | Medical Education | Primary Care