In recognition of National Caregivers Month, we will recognize those who dedicate their lives to help others.
President George W. Bush declared November to be National Family Caregivers Month and stated, "by bringing loving support to their loved ones, our nation's family caregivers make our country a better place. During National Family Caregivers Month, we honor their generosity and dedication, and we recognize the vital role of family in the lives of our citizens."
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. -- The health care system is changing and the vital role of the family caregiver is receiving increased national recognition. The family caregiver has reached a position of unprecedented importance, because they are partners in care provision, health care decision-makers and significant purchasers of goods and services. Over 25 million people in America currently provide care for their family members at home, and that number is expected to dramatically increase.
NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- A MetLife Mature Market Institute poll, "Gender Differences: Do Men and Women View Long-Term Care Differently?," conducted in coordination with AARP Health Care Options, reveals that men and women are in agreement that their spouse or partner will care for them if they become disabled, but that women are more likely than men to believe their children will be their caregivers.
ATLANTA (Business Wire) -- According to the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA), more than 50 million people provide care for a family member or friend during any given year and the majority of that care is provided in the home.
The term "caregiver" refers to anyone who provides assistance to someone else who is in some degree incapacitated and needs help. "Informal caregiver" and "family caregiver" are terms that refer to unpaid individuals such as family members, friends and neighbors who provide care to others. Although there is some latitude in caregiver statistics depending on which study one refers to, we can garner some fairly specific numbers and trends as follows:
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* More than 50 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year.
The graying of America has many consequences. Baby boomers -- also known as the sandwich generation -- face the challenge of planning for their own retirements and funding their children's education.
Every day, family caregivers across our nation are caring for loved ones who are aging, chronically ill, or disabled. Through their selfless actions, they bring comfort to those in need, enrich their own lives, and reflect the true spirit of America.
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) -- When Steve Marsh first drove into this dusty town in the shadow of glitzy Las Vegas, he took one look at the gravel roads and sagebrush flats and grunted: "This is in the middle of nowhere."