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Understanding the Challenges, Responsibilities and Opportunities That Come With Family Caregiving [Free Resource]

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Family caregiving takes on many faces. Some people are preparing to care for a loved one for the first time, with others care for extended periods of time. Some split responsibilities among family members, while others take on the majority of the work by themselves.

No matter where you’re at in your caregiver journey, understanding the various challenges, opportunities and responsibilities involved can help you navigate each stage with ease.

Unfortunately, there are minimal resources available online for family caregivers.

We are here to change that.

To help you feel comfortable and confident in your role, continue reading below to learn how you can be as educated as possible throughout your journey.

Are you a family caregiver?

Today, nearly 40 million Americans serve as family caregivers. Of those 40 million, few have had formal training on how to provide care for a loved one.  

It’s likely an aging or ailing family member needed your help and you stepped in to provide it—all while working a 9-5 job and caring for a family of your own.  

Whether you realize it or not, you’re a family caregiver, sacrificing your own physical, mental and emotional needs to take care of a loved one.

Although your work and duties vary each day, you’ll perform many of the following tasks at some point in your care journey:

  • Personal care.
  • Mobility assistance.
  • Food preparation.
  • Housekeeping. 
  • Long-term care planning.
  • Emotional support.
  • End-of-life planning.

While at times it can be difficult, it’s often rewarding caring for those we love.

Get the Resources You Need for a Successful Caregiving Journey

Because most family caregivers step into their role without any formal training, we created a monthly newsletter, Caregiver Conversations.

Our monthly newsletter is designed to help you understand the various challenges, opportunities and responsibilities that come with caring for a loved one. When you subscribe, you’ll receive the following information straight to your inbox: 

  • Monthly resources about topics like senior care plans, self-care tips and more.
  • Articles from our trusted network to expand your caregiving knowledge.
  • Support groups and events in your community.
  • Helpful guides about covering end-of-life planning, tips to get to know your loved one on a deeper level and much more.

We understand that there are many faces of family caregiving. So whether you’re just starting out, or perhaps you’ve been caring for a loved one for some time now, we hope this resource provides you with reliable information for every new stage you face.

Download our family caregiver guide

 

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