Over 50 million people in the United States are unpaid caregivers for a loved one 60 or older. Family caregivers are spouses, adult children, friends, and other relatives. Caregiving is not easy; there are often children in the home, employment responsibilities, and lack of time for the caregiver to take care of themselves.

There is help available. Young at Heart Resources provides respite hours to allow the caregiver a break. This time can be used to run errands, attend events, to rest–however they would like to use the time.

We also have other resources available, including access to support groups and caregiver training programs.

For more information and support, check out these sources online:

AARP – Family Caregiving How-To Video Series

Caregiver Organizations
Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving
Caregiver Action Network
The Caregiver Space
National Alliance for Caregiving

TED Talks
Caring for the Caregivers
Self-Care for Caregivers
Caregivers Must Be Selfish to Survive
The Hidden Role Informal Caregivers Play in Health Care

Resources
Eldercare Resource Center: 5 Ways to Pay Family Members as Caregivers
Hilarity for Charity – Alzheimer’s Advocates