Trusted Resources: Evidence & Education
Scientific literature and patient education texts
Caring for the Visually Impaired – A Handbook of Resources for the Informal Caregiver
source: Prevent Blindness
Formal caregivers are volunteers or paid care providers associated with a service system. Informal caregivers are family, friends, neighbors or church members who provide unpaid care out of love, respect, obligation or friendship to a disabled person. These people far outnumber formal caregivers, and without them, this country would have a difficult time formally funding the caregiving needs of a growing number of disabled recipients.
Up to 20% of the total population is providing part-time or full-time care. The typical informal caregiver is a daughter, age 46, with a full-time job, providing an average of 18 hours per week to one or more of her parents.
Among adults aged 20 to 75, providing informal care to a family or friend of any age, 38% care for aging parents, and 11% care for their spouse. About two-thirds of those caregivers for people over age 50 are employed full-time or part-time. Two-thirds of those, about 45% of working caregivers, report having to rearrange their work schedule, decrease their hours, or take an unpaid leave in order to meet their caregiving responsibilities.read more
Massachusetts Eye and Ear – Center for Thyroid Eye Disease and Orbital SurgeryThe multidisciplinary Center for Thyroid...
FREE Graves’ Disease Denver Seminar (Satellite Symposium in Conjunction With ThyCa Annual Conference)Objectives of this free patient educ...
The Autoimmune AssociationThe Autoimmune Association is dedicated ...
American Thyroid AssociationThe American Thyroid Association® (ATA)...
Caregiver Burnout: PreventionHere Are Some Steps You Can Take to Help...
Thyroid Awareness MonthJanuary is celebrated as Thyroid Awarene...
John Nguyen, MDDr. John Nguyen graduated summa cum laud...
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.