Who Takes Care of Caregivers?
Nov 26, 2018
Just when they are considering their own retirement, many adult children become burdened with the care of an aging parent or disabled family member. According to a recent report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute, approximately 7% of caregivers are women age 75 or older, caring for their spouse or adult relative. While the caregiving scenarios and requirements may vary by family and physical and medical conditions, the need for caregiver support is universal.
The good news is that Summit County offers a wealth of Caregiver Support – including resources and tools for:
- Financial assistance
- Home care support
- Daily living solutions
- Medicare education
- Guidance for transitioning health care
- Caregiver support groups
If you're caring for an ederly or disabled loved one, you are certainly not alone. Read some personal accounts of a variety of caregiver support services extended to Ohio residents, as well as information on home- and community-based long-term care resources for Ohioans.
For more specific help, check out the menu of services listed on the following pages: