…Living

You Are Not Alone

Suddenly you find yourself taking on the role of a caregiver and it can be the greatest and most rewarding challenge you will ever face!  Yet 43% of caregivers in a Home Alone study reported caregiving was their personal responsibility because they had no one to help, leading them to spend 13 hours a month researching care services or information on disease.

“We can no longer overlook the fear and concern shared by aging Americans and their adult children. Additional work is needed to ensure that the nation is informed about cognition and its impact on families and communities.” 

– Marilyn Albert, Ph.D, John Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

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Caregiving increases the risk for heart attack, cancer, stroke, flu and even the common cold.

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Of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression.

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Say caregiving duties have a negative effect on their job.

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.

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Big things happen when good people join together.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is a community of individuals and care partners committed to aging with grace and dignity.

Caregiver Resources

To improve a caregiver’s success or to relieve a caregiver’s stress, call womenshealth.gov at 800-994-9662 (TDD: 888-220-5446) or contact the following organizations:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Phone: 800-633-4227

Eldercare Locator, Administration on Aging, HHS
Phone: 800-677-1116

Family Caregiver Alliance
Phone: 800-445-8106

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Family Caregivers Association
Phone: 800-896-3650

The National Respite Locator Service
Phone: 919-490-5577