This caregiving study was commissioned by AARP Hawai'i to gather insight into caregiving experiences of registered voters age 45-plus. Respondents overwhelmingly support the provisions of the CARE Act.
Key findings include:
- More than 80 percent of Hawai’i registered voters age 45-plus support measures in The Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act.
- Nearly three-quarters of current and former caregivers (72%) say that at some point their loved one was admitted to the hospital.
- Nearly all (96%) say it would be important for them to get instructions if their loved one was being discharged from the hospital.
- About 30% of caregivers that had a loved one hospitalized say they did not receive instruction or a demonstration of medical tasks that they would need to perform.
- More than 70 percent of current or former caregivers assisted with complex care like medication management (74%) and other medical tasks (71%).
This report highlights results from registered voters interviewed between September 28 and October 8, 2015. The data was weighted to reflect registered voters in Hawai’i age 45-plus. For more information contact Cassandra Burton at CCantave@aarp.org.