Of U.S. adults, 30% help a loved one with personal needs or household chores, managing finances, arranging for outsides services, or visiting regularly to see how they are doing, according to a report from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 80% of caregivers have access to the Internet. Of those, 88% go online for health information, including looking up treatments, hospital ratings and end-of-life decisions. Almost 30% of online caregivers said their last search was solely focused on their own health or medical situation, compared with 40% of non-caregivers who go online for health information. Caregivers were not asked directly about the impact of the Internet on their deliver of care to their loved ones.
Family caregivers turn to Internet for information and guidance (Pew Research)
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