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Caregiving Is Different for Everyone

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

As America ages, more of us will find ourselves caring for a spouse, partner, parent, other family member or close friend. In fact, family members and...

Where Older Adults and Their Caregivers Live

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Only about 5% of adults over age 65 live in a nursing home, with another 2% living in some other type of group quarters.Nursing homes are the most common...

Caregiving Is Different for Everyone - Information Iris

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Story: A woman just found out her mother has breast cancer. She searched the Internet to learn more about the disease and what to expect from different types...

Am I a Caregiver?

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

Although people have been caring for others throughout history, the words "caregiver" and "caregiving" are fairly new to most people. Many people see...

The Family Cost of Caregiving

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

When caregiving demands intensify, caregivers take leaves of absence, reduce their work hours or quit their jobs. These decisions take a heavy toll...

Caregiver Resources

Family Caregiving Updated: September 29, 2011

There are many sources of information for caregivers available through the Internet. If you do not have a computer, try your local library–most libraries...

Support for Caregivers

Family Caregiving Updated: June 04, 2011

Family caregivers may access support from individuals, employers and their communities. People may become overwhelmed when trying to obtain information and...

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