“Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears”

“Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears,” by Maureen Salamon, HealthDay

“Reliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers — typically unpaid family members — report having no time for themselves, a new study indicates. . . . Nearly nine in 10 caregivers are unpaid, according to the study. For end-of-life caregivers who were spouses, nearly two-thirds reported receiving no help from family or friends. . . . The study was published recently in the journal Health Affairs.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
This research screams “plan ahead.”

Caregiving Needs Double as End of Life Nears