Almost 30% of us are currently caring for a family member, according to research by the Family Caregiver Alliance. As Baby Boomers grow older, the number of that generation needing some kind of care, help, or support will rise.
Most families and individuals are unprepared for this new role and only accept it because it is thrust upon them by an accident, a new medical diagnosis, or age related changes in sensory or mobility functions. We, as a caring family, do our best because sometimes we are “it” and because we truly love and care for the elders in our life and want to give back to them for all that they did for us in years past.
The issue is that we step into this tricky situation without the resources or tools that would help us; not because we are not smart, but because we often don’t know what to ask for or what we should be receiving to assist us in our new role as “family caregiver.”
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