AARP has created a detailed report on caregivers who provide care for adults in the United States. Who are caregivers? What are their caregiving roles? What health and financial impacts do caregivers experience? The report states: "The support and complex care tasks the nation’s caregivers provide are largely unchanged since 2015,with today’s caregivers providing about 24 hours of care each week. As in 2015, nearly all of today’scaregivers help with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living."
Husbands and sons are very often caregivers for their loved ones with dementia. Dr. Barry Jacobs, PsyD, talks about that relationship.
Are you prepared to be your parent's caregiver? "The best time to prepare is before your loved ones require assistance." This article provides great insight how you can begin this process and what you should be doing now.
Who cares for the caregiver? Caregivers take on huge responsibilities to care for their aging loved ones. At Sage Solutions we are honored to support you in this role. We are thrilled to see a national political movement recognizing the time and resources that caregivers, like you, are providing.
Highligted here is the importance of social connection as well as the fact that companionship can be found in non-traditional ways.
The Purpose Checkup is a self-assessment to reflect on what gets you out of bed every day. It is an opportunity to be mindful of what your motivations are, what brings you joy, and what areas of your holistic self may deserve more attention. Never forget: part of caring for another is caring your yourself.
Many caregivers find themselves taking care of their aging parents and their own children at the same time. As parents are living longer and children are living with and relying on the caregiver farther into adulthood, the sandwich generation is experiencing extended pressure caring for and supporting both groups for a longer time.
The importance of TRUST in caregiving cannot be overstated. Judith Graham tells an important story here about caring for loved ones who aren't ready to relinquish control.
Children, spouses, and siblings are often the primary caregivers for aging adults. Aging without these relationships requires different considerations.
Many caregivers feel a sense of duty to the loved ones that they care for. Identifying clear boundaries is very important to a caregiver's mental health and the relationship between caregiver and care receiver over time.