"Bathing and dressing someone who needs help, driving to doctor appointments, sorting through..."
Bathing and dressing someone who needs help, driving to doctor appointments, sorting through paperwork, making sure this pill is taken with breakfast and that pill at bedtime—these hands-on, caregiving activities define the word “offline.”
Yet, these days, caregivers are health information specialists. They have the safety, comfort, and even the life of a loved one in their hands. They are asked to perform a dizzying array of medical and personal tasks outside clinical settings and the stakes are very high.”
- 39% of U.S. adults are caregivers, according to our recent report. (via pewresearch)