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.
About Caregiving – A General Introduction
Current Trends – Statement of the National Alliance of Caregiving
Your Options – Adult Day Care Centers
How Social Workers Help – Social Workers and Case Management
Tip Sheet – Care for Caregivers
Resources Family Caregiver Alliance National Family Caregiver’s Association National Alliance for Caregiving U.S. Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator
Real Life Stories – “Employers Examine Toll Family Tensions Can Take on Caregivers of the Elderly,” by Maggie Jackson, The Boston Globe, March 13, 2005