Informal Elder Caregivers

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Reinhard and Choula (2012) found African Americans and Hispanics face additional dilemmas as informal elder caregivers. During their research, diverse informal elder caregivers reported feeling invisible to formal eldercare and health care providers who they assumed would assist and respect them, as well as help them feel confident when providing support to their care recipients (Reinhard & Choula, 2012). Also, the authors’ research shows that diverse informal elder caregivers reported it atypical that someone would ask how they were doing, what their needs were, and how those needs might be addressed (Reinhard & Choula, 2012). Likewise, African American informal elder caregivers who participated in focus groups, shared when in health care