Accession Number:

ADA499838

Title:

Economic Impact on Caregivers of the Seriously Wounded, Ill, and Injured

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

This study estimates the economic burdens borne by the family and friends who provide non-medical care, support, and assistance to seriously wounded, ill, and injured WII service members. Caregivers of the WII face many economic challenges as a result of being a caregiver. These include making housinglocation changes, inability to meet existing financial obligations, additionalnew financial obligations, and additional childcare arrangements. Many of these challenges are a result of caregivers having to permanently or temporarily forgo earnings and benefits to be a caregiver. We estimate that about three out of every four caregivers had to quit or take time off from either work or school.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE