Caregiver Wellness and the Honor in Caregivers Asking for Help ®Research Report

Caregivers manage the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of a loved one or client while managing their own lives, meet families and careers, providing care for a loved one or client can result in chronic stress and compromised and the caregivers physical, psychological health. Additionally, most caregivers are doing double duty and as a result are at an increased risk for adverse physical and emotional health outcomes. In fact, burnout is a major threat for caregivers. This research report is important because the recruitment of quality frontline professional caregivers is one of the most pressing global issues.

 

Why We Care , Why We Stay , Why We Leave

Data input for this research is from caregivers who took part in an interactive workshop called Why We Care , Why We Stay , Why We Leave, facilitated by Dr. Eboni Green. This research report aims to synthesize the challenges caregivers face in achieving optimal wellness and determine how providers can assist caregivers in accessing the proper supports needed while caring for a loved one or client. Health, social relationships, emotional wellness, pay and quality of life are areas that require immediate changes. Researchers in nursing, healthcare administration and social work need to develop and test interventions designed to maintain and enhance the health and pay of family and frontline caregivers. The research report also provides brilliant suggestions on how an ideal caregiver friendly health care system should function.

Download the Full Report 

Please visit Caregiver Support Services to download the full report.