In five pages this paper examines home care workers and the problems they face with solutions offered regarding financial assistance, networking, and increased support. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.
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There are a number of issues regarding the way in which
home care structures are changing and developing which could be seen to contribute to the increased stress and pressure which home care workers are suffering. For example, it has traditionally
been the case that the majority of home carers are drawn from the patients own family, and in most cases the carers are female. This has obviously resulted in some
level of stress for the carers, since they are obliged to add extra duties to their existing domestic responsibilities, and frequently to try and combine these with work outside the
home as well. As a result, the carers
personal health and economic well-being may suffer as a result from trying to integrate all these different facets of their responsibilities. In families where there is no other wage-earner, this
will also have an impact on the budget for welfare payments, since such funding must come out of the public purse in the same way that funding for professional care
workers would have done. However, it is difficult
to see how this burden can be alleviated when in most areas there is an increased emphasis on home and community care. Institutions such as hospitals aim to provide short-stay
care whenever possible, in order to free up resources for other patients, and therefore their objective is to transfer patients to home care as soon as this is reasonably possible.