One in six caregivers distressed

Vogel, Lauren
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, pE676
Academic Journal
The article reports on a survey by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) indicated that one out of six people who had given informal care to seniors have experienced distress and that seniors are also at risk to be in distress. The study has found a majority about 98% among seniors who relied home care support from spouse, children, friend, and neighbor for emotional support and assistance. Caregivers are also likely to be more distressed when providing care for their spouse.


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