The joys and burdens of family caregiving vary from person to person and depend on the personalities, finances, history, and wellness of all parties involved. It can also vary from state to state, depending on the resources and programs available to support these volunteers.
A recent article on Caring.com looked at the differences from state to state to help people determine if they live in a place that might have laws, programs or services to help them help a loved one who needs care.
To see if your state is a good place for you to be a family caregiver, consider these factors:
If you are in a state that does not have supports like these for family caregivers, there are other options such as online training or professional in-home care services that can ease the challenges. The Homewatch CareGivers University has classes for family caregivers too, as one example. With the right back-up family caregiving can go from stressful to wonderful.
When you plan for assistance after a surgery for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to think about things before the surgery takes place when possible.
The introduction of a global pandemic brought about a drastic change in how medical care not only can be offered, but how its delivery is sometimes preferred. Learn how home care can help.
Not everyone has the same prevalence for dementia, and research shows that African Americans have a significantly higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.