Though meaningful, caregiving is stressful and lasts an average of 4.6 years, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregivers who are looking after loved ones with an advanced disorder and providing them with round-the-clock home care, have a "daily grind" that can wear them down emotionally and physically. Despite the best of intentions, it takes a toll on caregivers’ health.
Steven constantly runs from busy workdays, to high school ball games, to frequent visits with his aging parents; he hasn’t gone jogging in six months, and his weight and waistline show it.
Alice hasn’t had a full night’s sleep since her husband’s cancer surgery last month; trying to ease his discomfort and pain has left her exhausted.
Seven years of caring for her severely disabled parents has taken a toll on Nancy; she relies... Click to Read More