Families are the main providers of long term care for people with disabilities. It is estimated that there are 65 million family caregivers across the country who currently provide more than $375 billion in “free” care giving services.
Research has shown that caregiving exacts a heavy emotional, physical and financial toll. Many caregivers who work and provide care experience conflicts between these responsibilities.
The following organizations provide more information on caregiving:
National Family Caregiver’s Association educates and advocates for those who care for someone with a chronic illness, disability, or advanced age.
National Alliance for Caregiving is a national non-profit agency for caregivers that offers free studies and brochures on caregiving and hosts a searchable database of articles.