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
Caregiving increases the risk for heart attack, cancer, stroke, flu and even the common cold.
Of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression.
Say caregiving duties have a negative effect on their job.
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.
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
Eldercare Locator, Administration on Aging, HHS
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Family Caregivers Association
The National Respite Locator Service