DOI: 10.26077/64db-5d81">

Family caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Social Work

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Developmental Disabilities Network Journal


Plain Language Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic made life difficult for families of adults with disabilities. We had a group discussion of 30 family members on the pros and cons of staying at home. Family members said that it was hard to get medicine and see their doctor. Many struggled to use the internet to talk to people. They did not like to stay home all the time. They felt alone because they could not see their family and friends. There were also some good changes. They liked staying connected with family and friends online. They also liked that the slow pace of life was more relaxed. Many of these problems are not new but have gotten worse because of the pandemic. Understanding the pros and cons of staying at home can help us decrease the burden on families.

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DOI: 10.26077/64db-5d81