Survey – Caregivers’ problems

Caregivers surveyed, identify and articulate some of their problems:-

Emergency related

Logistics of emergency handling – 2

Patient ability/ attitude related

Resistance to stranger/paid caregiver – 1
Basic abilities challenged (walking, talking, personal care) – 1
Patient’s moods & behaviour – 3
Patient abandoned by family (HIV related) – 1
General health related – 2

Caregiver’s Work & Finances

Expenses too heavy – 5
Juggling work and homecare – 6

Caregiver Support related

Too little support – 4
One person bears the burden – 3
Alone, isolated & lonely (depressed) caregiver – 4
Too little information / knowledge – 6
Lack of resources – 1
Overseas caregivers & remote caregiving – 2

Medical professional related

Diagnosis errors & confusion – 2
Treatment problems – 1
Hospital issues – 1
Drug related – 1
Doctor’s home visits – 1
Inaccessible / unhelpful / critical- 2

Home care related

Frustration with hiring attendants – 6

Other

Caregiver feeling guilt, shame and inadequacy – 1

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