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Home Care Assistance of Ft. Lauderdale Promotes Study on the Emotional Impact of Dementia Caregiving
(Fort Lauderdale, FL – June 20, 2017) Home Care Assistance of Ft. Lauderdale, the area’s leading agency for in-home senior care, is proud to promote a study commissioned through Research Now and released by Home Care Assistance demonstrating the emotional impact of dementia caregiving in the United States One of four adults is serving as a caregiver for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. The emotional and economic impact is only rising as our population continues to rapidly age.
There are already 5.5 million Americans living with dementia and the costs to care reach $259 billion—more than cancer ($77 billion) and heart disease ($102 billion) combined. Adding to these tremendous economic costs, there are the very real, emotional costs to family caregivers who help those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias on a daily basis.
Based on an analysis of 670 family caregivers in the U.S. surveyed between May 8 and 11 (2017), the following results were concluded:
- Dementia caregivers are 7x more likely to experience physical, emotional, and mental burnout (“caregiver burnout”) than non-dementia caregivers
- Dementia caregivers feel the most stress from watching their loved one decline, while other caregivers are most stressed from juggling work and care responsibilities
- When it comes to managing child and senior care, female dementia caregivers experience higher rates of caregiver guilt
“This survey speaks to the growing caregiver burnout issue in our country that we must collectively discuss and try to solve,” said Manpreet Dhalla, Owner/President of Home Care Assistance of Ft. Lauderdale. “There is a need for continued research, funding, public policy changes, and innovation. I’m hopeful that we can start being more proactive as a society to address the burden being placed on so many.”
Go here to view the complete findings around the emotional cost of dementia caregiving: Dementia Caregiving Study.
To find out more about Home Care Assistance of Ft. Lauderdale, please visit www.HomeCareAssistanceFTLauderdale.com or call 954-909-0370 at any time. We also welcome any one to visit our office at 5975 N Federal Highway, Ste 124 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Research Now on behalf of Home Care Assistance from May 8th-11th, 2017 among 670 family caregivers aged 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighted variables, please contact Grace Zavolock at [email protected].
About Home Care Assistance
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in daily care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2016 Franchise500®, Inc. 5000 Company and one of the 50 fastest growing women-owned companies worldwide in 2016, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. The company was recognized as a 2017 Endorsed National Provider by the home care industry’s leading research firm, Home Care Pulse. Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan was also named Health Care Executives’ 2016 Woman of the Year. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit http://www.homecareassistance.com.