Posted October 11, 2012

I wanted to share this from New Old Age

Caregiver, Plus M.D. or R.N.

By PAULA SPAN

Let’s briefly consider this phrase: “family caregiver.”

“The public perception is what you see in ads — people sitting by the bedside, holding hands, making lunch, smiling at one another,” said Carol Levine of the United Hospital Fund, a longtime researcher and caregiver herself. “It has that glossy look. That’s not the whole story.”

 

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