Do you awaken at night to help your husband to the bathroom? Do you arrange your schedule to fit your mother’s doctors’ appointments? You are not alone.
Roughly 66 million unpaid caregivers form the backbone of the US chronic and long-term care system. These hard working family members provide care to injured veterans, aging adults, children with special needs, and individuals with chronic medical needs. Currently, 72% of caregivers take care of someone 50 or older. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of people who need care will continue to swell.
The National Alliance for Caregiving offers a variety of materials to support family caregivers, ranging from booklets and tip sheets to webcasts and conference materials. All of these can be found in this resources section.
If you have a free online resource that you believe would be valuable to family caregivers, you may contact the Alliance at: email@example.com.