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Families are the major provider of care giving. While care giving can be a wonderful experience, research has shown that care giving imposes a heavy emotional, physical and financial toll. Many caregivers who work and provide care experience conflicts between these responsibilities. It is estimated that twenty two percent of caregivers are assisting two individuals, while eight percent are caring for three or more. Many caregivers are over age 50, making them more vulnerable to a decline in their own health, and they often describe their own health as fair to poor.
With so many things to think about, it can be difficult to stay sane and organized throughout the caregiving process. Caregiving can be an overwhelming challenge to undertake. Just remember you are not alone – in fact there are millions of others in your same position.
There are many pitfalls with directly hiring caregivers.
Family members, friends and neighbors make up the vast caregiver population in the U.S. - a group that is estimated to number about 65 million people, or 29 percent of the adult population, according to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA).
During the past three decades, Marion Somers, Ph.D., (Doctor Marion) has provided care for more than 2,000 elderly clients while she owned and operated a thriving Geriatric Care Management practice.
"I wish I could be there but I just can't." We frequently hear this from adult children, relatives or friends. In today's world, it's not uncommon to live in a different city from someone you love and care about.
Meeting the needs of a loved one who is sick or injured is a lot of responsibility to put on one person. In fact, caregivers who try to do it all by themselves are more likely to suffer from caregiver stress and depression.
Despite the many rewards of caregiving, it is no secret that it can be stressful both emotionally and physically for the person providing care.
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