Whether faced with an injury, illness or loneliness, the goal is the same: to provide a loved one with a comfortable, considerate environment. But according to the AARP, four out of 10 family caregivers are not prepared to take on the role when the time comes.
The AARP also reports that, for caregivers in the U.S. in 2020:
- 19% are providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs
- 23% say caregiving has made their own health worse (up from 17% in 2015)
- 24% are caring for more than one person (up from 18% in 2015)
- 26% are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia (up from 22% in 2015)
- 61% of family caregivers also have jobs
Caregiving is complicated. It promises difficult conversations and difficult decisions, whether learning about your own next steps in life or those of your parents.
In the profiles below, you'll find local resources to help you navigate the waters of providing for your loved ones at any stage.
706 W. Fourth St., North Little Rock
Elder Independence Home Care
5200 Highway 5 N., Suite 5, Bryant