National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)

Assessing Caregiver Burden and Stress Fact Sheet

The majority of American Indian elders are cared for in their homes by family, friends or other caregivers. It is important to assess the burden on these caregivers since studies have shown that living with someone else (a caregiver or a friend) may increase the chances for abuse to occur. Visit nicoa.org for more information.