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J Gerontol Soc Work. 2021 Mar 16:1-20. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2021.1898512. Online forward of print.
COVID-19 has had an unlimited influence on older folks round the world. As household caregivers present portion of the take care of older folks, their lives have been drastically altered by COVID-19 too. Our research is an in-depth exploration of the biggest issues of household caregivers in the United States during COVID-19, in addition to their views on the advantages of caregiving during this world pandemic. We performed in-depth interviews with a various pattern of 52 household caregivers in the United States between May and September of 2020 over video conferencing utilizing a semi-structured interview information. Thematic evaluation was performed to establish our contributors’ perceptions. Caregiver’s issues had been organized into six principal themes, together with social isolation, decline in psychological well being, decline in bodily and cognitive functioning, retaining their members of the family secure from COVID-19, lack of caregiving assist, and caregiving stress. The themes associated to the advantages of caregiving during COVID-19 included: loved the slower tempo, elevated time to spend collectively, deepened relationships, recognizing the resilience of members of the family, and caregiving improvements. Our in-depth research helps social staff perceive the nature of caregiving stress during COVID-19, in addition to the constructive features of caregiving, even during a worldwide pandemic.