Editor’s Note: November is National Family Caregivers Month, an initiative spearheaded by Caregiver Action Network, which has established the theme #CaregiversConnect for NFC Month 2023. #CaregiversConnect highlights the many ways in which caregivers connect. These can include talking with another caregiver in the waiting room at the doctor’s office and…more.
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Family caregivers of a loved one with cancer wear many different hats: nurse, chef, driver, financial planner, housecleaner, physical and emotional supporter, and more. Many caregivers also find themselves playing another vital role: care coordinator. Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting and strengthening people impacted…more.
Caregiving for an elderly or ill loved one is a labor of love that can have plenty of rewards for both the caregiver and the care recipient. However, it also can come with some real costs. In fact, AARP estimates that family caregivers spend an average of 26% of their…more.
Caring for a loved one with a chronic illness can be stressful – physically, emotionally, and financially – and burnout among caregivers can be extremely high. Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD, sees the deleterious effects of caregiver burnout all too often in her therapy practice in New York City. Anxiety and…more.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, a team of medical professionals mobilizes to coordinate care. Depending on the diagnosis and treatment strategy, patients may be cared for by surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other specialists providing hands-on care. In many cancer centers, patients also have access…more.
Acting as a family caregiver can be a challenging, full-time job, and it can be even more challenging if you already have a full-time (or even part-time) job. The struggle is a common one: An estimated 60 percent of family caregivers are employed, and two-thirds have had to make some…more.
When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you may find yourself sorting through a lot of information — treatment schedules, medications, etc. — and it’s easy for questions about money to get overlooked. Even if financial questions are top of mind, we know that asking for help paying your housing, food, and…more.
Nine Steps to Respite Care for Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
Caregivers of family members with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, may face special challenges that result in changing roles within the family and the need for more intensive levels of care. Providing care can be complicated and challenging and requires careful planning. Respite care services can provide family caregivers with a…more.
The number of Americans providing unpaid care to family members or loved ones has increased since 2015. Today, about one in five is acting as a family caregiver to an adult with health or functional needs, according to a 2020 report by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC).…more.
Serving as a family caregiver for a loved one can be stressful under the best of circumstances. However, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s estimated 53 million family caregivers have faced additional challenges and taken on new responsibilities that may be pushing some to the brink. An October 2020 report…more.