Caregiving

     
  

Caregiving

If you provide assistance to a chronically ill, disabled, or older family member or close friend, you are a caregiver. You are one of the 22 million Americans who care for an older adult.   Caregivers provide 80 percent of in-home care, but unlike nurses and home health aids, they are unpaid for their labor of love.

NASW Releases Standards for   Social Work Practice  with Familiy Caregivers of Older Adults – November 2010