Care for the Caregivers in Your Life
Approximately 43.5 million people have given unpaid care to an adult or child in the last twelve months.1 Caregivers juggle countless responsibilities, from arranging doctors’ visits to giving medical treatment to handling daily needs like bathing or feeding. Many take on these duties out of love, without pay or even much thanks or recognition. Caregivers balance managing a household, raising children, legal and financial planning, and more. And on top of all that, more than half of them work outside the home, too.
If you want to help support a friend who looks after someone else, it’s important to know that every caregiver has a unique situation and their needs are subject to change. If you’re not sure where to begin, simply ask your friend, “What do you need right now?” Here are some ideas for how to show a caregiver how much you appreciate them.