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Families Strained By Caregiving Responsibilities, Survey Finds

In a survey of more than 3,000 caregivers, 95 percent said they were stressed out
June 13, 2018

A snapshot of thousands of caregivers across the country finds them overwhelmed by the demands of their loved ones with developmental disabilities and deeply concerned about the future.

In a survey of more than 3,000 caregivers, 95 percent said they were stressed out with nearly half describing themselves as very or extremely stressed.

Family members and friends reported spending an average of 57 hours each week in a support role for those with disabilities assisting with everything from feeding to dressing, providing behavior supports and managing finances. Caregivers said these obligations are affecting their abilities to address personal needs, tend to other family duties and stay afloat professionally.
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