e-Connected Family Caregiver: Bringing Caregiving into the 21st Century
UnitedHealthcare and the National Alliance for Caregiving conducted a study, e-Connected Family Caregiver: Bringing Caregiving into the 21st Century, to increase understanding and awareness of the home technologies that family caregivers feel could help lessen the challenges of caregiving and ensure their loved ones are safe, remain independent and are getting the care they need.
Conducted in November 2010, the study surveyed 1,000 family caregivers who have already used the Internet or some other technology to support their caregiving. It assessed how helpful 12 particular technologies would be in supporting caregivers or helping them provide care. It also explored perceived barriers to using technology, factors that influence family caregivers’ use of technology and sources of information about technology that caregivers trust.
Selected Key Findings Of the 12 technologies evaluated, the three that appeared to have greatest potential were...Read More...