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The life cycle concept helps us untangle the relative stresses and burdens of different patterns of caring and to think about how home care benefits should relate to family carers.
Walsh wrote of the plight of the needy aged: "With regard to this problem--the care of the aged poor--I may say at once that our present mode of caring for them [in 1916] is almost barbarous.
are caring for their fathers, twice as many (44%) are caring
One may even make the case that caring for a patient in assisted living facilities is less costly than caring for a patient at home.
Hospital staff, however, will save time performing oral care on the front end, rather than spending time on the back end caring for more critically-ill patients who acquire pneumonia.