In Focus Nov 2018
Informal Caregivers: Meaningful Support for People with Disabilities
Informal or family caregivers provide regular care or assistance to family members or friends who have disabilities or health difficulties. Caregivers may help with transportation, safety concerns, and daily living activities such as preparing meals, personal care, and running errands.
November is National Family Caregiver month. Promoting self-care and healthy habits for caregivers is important so they, in turn, can help the people they support to be healthier, more independent, and more active in their chosen communities.
1 in 5 adults
act as informal caregivers
4 in 5 care recipients live
in their own home or with a caregiver
1 in 4 caregivers report their own
health as fair or poor