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1.The number of grandmothers accepting the responsibility of raising their grandchildren is increasing nationwide.
2.Grandmother caregivers have high levels of stress which correlate with concerns regarding economic resources, housing, utilities, and health care.
3.Nurses need to consider the complexities of these family units before suggesting health-related or illness-related interventions for grandmother caregivers.