November 20th, 2013

Author/Editor: Susan C. Reinhard (AARP Public Policy Institute), Carol Levine (United Hospital Fund), and Sarah Samis (United Hospital Fund)

This report shows that employed family caregivers, despite their workplace obligations, perform many of the tasks that health care professionals do—a range of medical/nursing tasks including medication management, wound care, using meters and monitors, and more. While an earlier report from the authors documented that nearly half of family caregivers nationally performed these types of tasks—in addition to familiar personal care and household supports—the new report is the first to document that those who have the responsibilities of full- or part-time employment take on this high level of support in similar proportions.

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