Caregiving Support Network
In 2006, more than 22.4 million people in the United States provided informal caregiving (from Informal Caregiving).
As a midlife adult, you may carry the weight of care for both your children and your parents while you are also employed full-time. Or as an older adult who is sole caregiver for a spouse or other family member, you may not be dealing with the pressures of daily employment or child care but may instead face isolation, loneliness, and exhaustion. In both situations, you need to find affordable services that mitigate the burden.
Some states have created governmental policies that prioritize helping people remain in their homes, facilitating the generation of networks of resources that support caregiving. These resources may be direct services to supplement what you provide as a caregiver or information and counseling that provides you with personal support. The Additional Resources with this section fit both categories.
Check our Additional Resources for more information