Survey reveals possible consequences of a caring role
We all like to think we could do anything to help our loved ones during their time of need. However, it is the sad reality that many unpaid carers are putting their own health at risk through their devotion and commitment to helping others.
An international survey has revealed a high percentage of carers in Australia put the health of the person they’re caring for above themselves. The large-scale survey discovered many unpaid carers do not have the time to book and attend their own medical appointments or implement regular exercise.
The survey covered seven countries around the globe, including Australia, and questioned 3,516 unpaid carers. The study revealed an alarming yet truthful reality for many unpaid carers