55% Of Caregivers Are Overwhelmed By Amount Of Care They Provide
Posted: February, 2012
From the Family Caregiver Alliance.
The American Psychological Association released results from its Stress in America survey earlier this month. The survey polls 1,226 U.S. residents, and 44% of respondents reported that their stress has increased over the past five years, and less than one-third of respondents believe they are doing an excellent or very good job at managing stress. Caregivers in the survey reported higher stress levels (6.5 on a scale of 10 as compared to 5.2 for the general public), and caregivers are also more likely to say they're doing a poor/fair job of practicing healthy behaviors, including managing stress (45% vs. 39%) and getting enough sleep (42% vs. 32%).