Family caregivers, or “informal caregivers,” provide a significant support system for patients with complex or chronic conditions, though these individuals are somewhat absent from policy conversations and technology interventions. Informal caregivers are predominantly women (66% in the US, as of 2012) and many are working full or part-time, or caring for multiple individuals. Data from the Family Caregiver Alliance (below) highlights the profound extent to which caregiving impacts millions of lives.
How can we leverage technology solutions to support this cadre of informal providers to improve patient engagement in care?
Link leads to: https://caregiver.org/selected-caregiver-statistics