- Deteriorating physical, mental, and emotional health
22% of caregivers report that the strain of caregiving has led to poorer health. Caregiving combines physical and emotional labor, which can lead to fatigue, lower immunity, and greater susceptibility to injury and illness.
- Financial problems
The demands of providing home care and support on their own make many caregivers sacrifice time from their actual jobs. This leads to a strain on their finances since most primary caregivers do not receive pay, which adds a layer of problems for them and the care recipient.
- A sense of isolation
To provide quality senior care in California, primary caregivers must regularly put the care recipient’s needs first. This means they get less privacy, opportunities for attending to personal needs, and time for rest and recovery.