Caregivers for Your Older Loved Ones

Your Health Minute

More Americans becoming primary caregivers.

In Your Health Minute,

Many people who make health decisions for older adults don’t know what their loved one truly wants.

That’s according to a new Yale Study of over 300 seniors and their health surrogates.

75-percnt of surrogates felt very confident about their family members’ preferences in case of serious illness.

But just one in five actually knew what they patient wanted.

Experts say health surrogates should be more involved in discussions about advance care planning.

 

Categories: Dee Armstrong, Health

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