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04 Apr 2022

Most caregivers feel inadequately trained for the skills that they perform because they do not have any formal education in caregiving. Being the primary caregiver, there can be a further delay in educational progress because they do not find time for themselves or social activities outside the family or time to continue with education. They may not look for employment because the needs of the person they support are too demanding to combine work with their care responsibilities. Carers in employment may face the risk of losing their job, limited promotional and training opportunities, and a reduction in retirement savings and Social Security benefits (Collins & Swartz, 2011).


Collins, L. G., & Swartz, K. (2011). Caregiver care. American Family Physician, 83(11), 1309-1317.