Over 90 million Americans are family caregivers to their loved ones. That’s a lot of love and a lot of sacrifices.
The economic value of unpaid caregiving services provided to an adult with limitations is over $470 billion, according to the AARP. This amount exceeded spending on home care and nursing services combined. Nearly one in five United States citizens will be 65 years of age or older by the year 2030.
It is so prevalent that for the last two decades, November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. This honors the millions of Americans who dedicate their time and resources. Their sacrifices allow their loved ones to remain in their homes.
The Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is a non-profit organization providing free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country. They encourage family caregivers to ask questions, explore options, and share in the care decisions that affect the health and wellbeing of their loved ones.
Caregivers make innumerable sacrifices as they tend to daily tasks. These tasks are personal care, researching information on diseases, tending to financial matters, and more.
Caregiving can sometimes get extremely overwhelming, and the person providing care can become overworked. They can find it difficult to enjoy their loved one because it all begins to feel like work. Print these ten helpful tips from CAN for yourself or a caregiver in your life to ensure the mindfulness of personal health and wellness. You can also read these self-care tips for caregivers.
A Place at Home: Trust Us for Compassionate Senior Care
At A Place At Home senior care, we know that sometimes you need a break from your caregiving duties. When juggling everything becomes challenging, we can step in. Whether you just need a few hours or 24/7 care. We are here to provide compassionate care solutions, where and when you need us. We offer a continuum of care for seniors ranging from in-home care services and care coordination to senior living alternatives. Contact us today for more information.