A widespread problem that deepens every year

More than 42 million families, 21 percent of U.S. households, experience daily limitations caring for a dependent adult. The economic value of these unpaid contributions is more than $500 billion, which is up from $375 billion in 2007. But the cost is far greater than dollars. Working caregivers are more susceptible to poor health, eating disorders, substance abuse, and sleep maladies. These lead to reduced energy, chronic fatigue, and mood swings. Caregivers are also more likely to develop illnesses such as heart disease and autoimmune disease. Caregivers often experience diminished concentration, withdrawal, and clinical depression. In the workplace, caregivers tend to be less productive and 29% pass promotions due to caregiving commitments. Many will seek part-time instead of full-time responsibilities and 12% will leave the workforce to continue caregiving tasks.

Addressing a growing health issue

GISHC provides effective solutions for caregivers of seniors, anyone with oncology, head trauma, pulmonary vascular disease, congestive heart failure, substance abuse dependent adults and assist with family-stress. A unique component is unlimited access to a caregiver advocate through phone calls, a Caregiver App, and text. A wealth of resources is available through a web platform providing information and interactive tools, including Medicare guidelines, gerontology resources, personal wellness suggestions, and resources to make daily living easier. Caregivers can access a variety of searchable databases such as federally rated nursing homes, physicians, dialysis centers, cleaning services, and a variety of wellness resources. Caregivers can download important documents needed in times of illness, track medication, track medical appointments, and take health status notes.