Support to Caregivers

Caregiving is a labor of love, and families are the major provider of long-term care for older adults and people with disabilities in the U.S. 

Many caregivers work and also provide care, experiencing conflicts between these competing responsibilities. Research indicates that caregiving also exacts a significant emotional, physical, and financial toll. With nearly half of all caregivers older than age 50, many are vulnerable to a decline in their own health. Studies have shown that coordinated support services can reduce caregiver depression, anxiety, and stress, and enable them to provide care longer, which avoids or delays the need for costly institutional care.

ACL programs help support and empower those caring for older adults and people with disabilities.

Last modified on 09/20/2017

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