Are you caring for a family member or friend? You are not alone.
Approximately 1.7 million Ohioans provide some level of care for a loved one who is older or has a disability. Across the nation, more than 50 million Americans provide care for a family or friend during any given year. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000)
Caregivers are often spouses, children, grandchildren, grandparents, siblings, friends, and neighbors. They often provide help with:
- Chores, including cleaning, cooking, grocery shopping, and/or transportation
- Daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and/or eating
- Managing finances, insurance, or bill paying
- Scheduling and attending doctors appointments