While They're Still Here

A Memoir
by Patricia Williams
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Publisher: She Writes Press

Publication Date: November 07, 2017

ISBN: 9781631522413

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• According to information published at Family Caregiver Alliance, 65% of older persons with long-term care needs rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance, and another 30% will supplement family care with assistance from paid providers. • A recent report, Families Caring for an Aging America, found that “17.7 million individuals in the United States are family caregivers of someone age 65 and older who has a significant impairment,” often at their own expense and with little to no training or medical background. • The American Medical Association describes the role of a caregiver as a potential “occupational hazard;” caregivers face incredible stress and are at risk of burnout, fatigue, self-neglect, depression, and family conflicts.