Caregiving Handout

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May 11, 2006 at 12:10 pm  •  Posted in Caregiving, Seniors And Aging by  •  0 Comments

 

 

 

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. 

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

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