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I Just Realized I’m a Family Caregiver Now

Maybe it started slowly. You visited your parents and started to worry about them living alone. You found yourself taking over more of the responsibilities for your spouse. Maybe it happened all of a sudden. Mom slipped and broke her hip. The neighbors called to say that dad was wandering around looking lost. However it began, you are now a family caregiver. And you are not alone – there are 65 million family caregivers across the country. Nearly one-third of the U.S. adult population are caregivers, providing an average of 20 hours of care per week – with some providing care around the clock. You need information, education, and tools that can help you manage the daunting tasks you face. When you become a family caregiver for the first time, you can feel overwhelmed and hardly know where to start. That’s why CAN is here. We chose these resources with new family caregivers in mind.

I Have a Job And I’m The Caregiver For My Loved One


One of the most common problems family caregivers face is trying to juggle their job responsibilities with their caregiving responsibilities. In fact, 60% of family caregivers are employed – and two-thirds have had to make some adjustments in their work-life because of their caregiving role. We know that when family caregivers reach out for assistance, they are better able to take care of themselves and their loved ones while holding onto their jobs. Some caregivers have enough flexibility in their jobs to handle both roles. Some decide to leave the workforce or work part-time. There is so much to consider. These resources are useful for the family caregiver who is also holding a job.

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