When you think of a caregiver, you probably think of a middle-aged woman. 70-80% of older adults are cared for by a family member. 57-81% of those family members are female. Female caregivers may outnumber male caregivers, but that does not mean that they do not exist. As we’ve pointed out before on the blog, the face of caregiving is changing. Men … Continued
May 1 is Law Day, a holiday to reflect on the important role that laws play in our society. Did you know that there are some laws created specifically to protect caregivers? As caregivers, you give selflessly of yourselves to allow a loved one to age in comfort and dignity. There are government departments that … Continued
It goes without saying that caregiving can be stressful (we’ve even covered self-care tips and avoiding fatigue on the blog before). Aging in general can also be stressful. But how exactly does stress affect older adults and the people that care for them? What does stress do to the body? Stress can weaken the immune … Continued
Yesterday was Caregiver Appreciation Day- It’s never too late to thank the caregivers in your life!