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Untrained Caregivers Bear Burden of Care for Families

June 6, 2019

From the Health Day website

Twenty million largely self-taught home caregivers in the United States perform complex medical tasks for family members and friends, a new report says.

That means that half of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers do things typically performed by health care professionals, such as giving injections, preparing special diets, handling tube feedings, and dealing with specialized equipment.

Seven out of 10 of the caregivers doing these tasks also face the stress of managing pain relief for the people in their care as the country battles an opioid addiction crisis, according to report.

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