Caregiving Fact #1.
Caregiving Fact #2.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov), middle-aged and older adults provide a substantial portion of care in the US, as they care for children, parents, or spouses.
Caregiving Fact #3.
Interestingly enough, 61% of family Caregivers are women (per an AARP Public Policy Institute report).
Caregiving Fact #4.
The first (1st) factor in an addict’s “road to recovery” is them admitting they need help. The same is true for novice Caregivers (www.aarp.org, ‘5 Steps for First-time Caregivers’ checklist). According to their #1 tip, beginning an open dilalogue with your loved one, regarding the specifics about their health is crucial.