Family Caregiving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study compared family caregivers with non-caregivers on physical, psychosocial, and financial well-being outcomes during the pandemic and determine family caregivers most at risk for adverse outcomes. The study found that the challenges of caregiving are exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Family caregivers reported increased duties, burdens, and resulting adverse health, psychosocial, and financial outcomes. Results were generally consistent with caregiver stress-health process models. Family caregivers should receive increased support during this serious public health crisis. Published in the journal The Gerontologist.

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Cross disability
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Center for Research, Training, and Dissemination of Family Support for People with Disabilities Across the Life Course
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