Where do most caregivers get the information they need to take care of a loved one? Apparently on the Internet, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
Some 67 percent of caregivers who have internet access look online for health information, outpacing other Internet users on every health topic included in the study, from looking up certain treatments to hospital ratings to end-of-life decisions.
“Caregivers use the internet to navigate the frontier of home health care,” says Susannah Fox, an associate director of the Pew Internet Project and lead author of the study. “Caregivers not only care for their loved one’s physical and emotional needs, but their information needs as well, and the internet is a key resource.”Read More