Americans are getting older. The number of its citizens over the age of 85 is expected to triple by 2040. That means 15 million people will likely need help in one form or another. That is a 34 percent increase in care giving for family members caring for aging loved ones.
Right now, there are more than 10 million family members in the care giver role with aging parents. On average, that is more than 30 hours a week for care giving.
If you are a caregiver there is help. You can provide a better quality of life for your loved ones while maintaining a sense of independence.
Here are a few resources that provide help for seniors, including assistance with shopping, errands, transportation, companionship, and appointments.
www.aarp.org: great information for anything on aging; specifically to find care givers.
www.seniorhelpers.org: information on home healthcare that helps customize home care for Alzheimer’s & Dementia care.
www.caregiverstress.com: provides resources for care givers, including articles and videos.
http://www.agingcare.com: newsletters for care givers.