From the New York Times: How to Be a Caregiver

From the New York Times: How to Be a Caregiver. Appropriate, since most people don’t think of themselves as caregivers, although they are in some way interacting with others. A caregiver is not a healthcare provider, but rather a compassionate advocate. Even if you’re not a caregiver now, odds are that you will find yourself in the role someday. In the United States about one in five adults is providing unpaid health or supportive care to someone they love — an aging parent, a family member or child with a disability, or a spouse, partner, or friend with an illness. We asked experts on caregiving and aging, as well as dozens of people who have been caregivers themselves, for their best advice to help the next generation of caregivers.

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