If you are reading this, you are likely serving a family member or other loved one as a caregiver, though that role is probably one you have no formal training for. As we discussed in an earlier blog post 2015 report created by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving showed that about 34.2 million Americans were providing care for no pay to an adult over the age of 50, and fewer than 20% of those individuals claimed a professional background in caregiving.
Undoubtedly, there are many of us caring for an aging parent, relative, or another family friend with no compensation and probably little to no support from others. Some provide this care out of a sense of duty or gratitude, but many family caregivers are still stressed out, burned out, and struggling to balance their own full lives with providing compassionate care. Have you considered the benefits of hiring a professional caregiver to complement and support the caregiving work you are doing today? Continue reading How a Professional Caregiver Can Help with Family Events