Thanks to the National Alliance for Caregiving, AARP and MetLife Foundation:
If the 74 pages do not interest your curiosity they SHOULD and if not now, they WILL.
“More than 3 in 10 US households report that at least one person has served as an unpaid caregiver in the last 12 months, leading to an estimate of 36.5 million households with a caregiver present.”Even if already a caregiver it gives you an idea how you may be perceived or misperceived.
According to “Caregiving in the USA, 2009”, caregiving lasted on average 4.6 years. Just past my 20th anniversary as a caregiver, obviously I am a horse of a different color. Life long caregiver parents of special needs children who grow up to become special needs adults obviously warrant elite status.
Regardless of distinctions it IS a detailed look into what SHOULD be capturing our attention.
"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who … are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped." Hubert H. HumphreyCaregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
web site: http://caregivinglyyours.com/