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April 8, 2019

Family Caregivers Needed—No Training Provided

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  • 1Center on Aging, Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington
JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179(6):835-836. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.8689

Each year, millions of people in the United States provide care for an older family member with physical or cognitive limitations. As the population ages, the demand for family caregivers will continue to increase.1 Often overlooked by the health care system, family caregivers support older adults’ health and provide enormous financial and societal value by allowing the deferral or avoidance of institutional care.2

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