Getting By

Many of us have been, are currently and/or will end up becoming a caregiver at some point in our lives. People who provide unpaid care for an elderly, ill or a disabled family member or friend in their home are called informal caregivers. Nearly half of informal caregivers assist someone who is 75 years old or older. As the elderly population continues to grow nationwide, so will the need for informal caregivers.

Caregiving can include everyday tasks, such as helping with meals, schedules and bathing and dressing. It can also include managing medicines, doctor visits, health insurance and mone...

 
 
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