If you're the primary caregiver of a loved one, you are not alone. Today in America, millions of people are providing care in the home to a seriously ill or disabled loved one. We've compiled a library of articles to provide support and information as your fulfill your stressful yet rewarding role as caregiver.
Practical ways to face some of the more common challenges of caregiving:
Caregiving and Unforeseen Circumstances
For caregivers, bad weather or natural disasters can mean power outages or destruction to the home that could prove life-threatening to a sick loved one. These articles help you prepare before disaster strikes:
What It's Like to Be a Caregiver
Until you've had to face the realities of being the primary caregiver, you never really understand the stress and complexities involved. These articles offer help and hope, whether you've just started taking care of someone or you're a long-time caregiver:
Taking Care of the Caregiver
Your loved one isn't the only one who needs care during this difficult time. Caregivers give of themselves, often to the detriment of their own mental and physical health. Here are ways to take care of yourself while caring for another-or for those who offer their support:
Who Is Today’s Caregiver?
A by-the-numbers look at today’s caregiver, what it’s costing them and what they are doing: