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When You and Your Loved One Need Caregiving

Family has a natural habit of stepping in to provide health care to their aging relatives. The love and care many adult children receive growing up become reciprocal, particularly in the case of their aging parents. But with the advent of longer lives, it is not atypical that a senior parent may still be caring for their own parents or spouse. More than 16 percent of adult Americans are unpaid caregivers to someone age 50 or more according toRight at Home, a leader in the in-home senior care industry, and the number is projected to increase.

Many of these caregivers are trying to cope with their own health challenges like osteoarthritis, diabetes, and more, while still providing care for others. The Family Caregiver Alliance reports that over one-third of caregivers are more than 65 years of age, with one-third of these older caregivers reporting their health to be fair or poor. The workload for many of these family caregivers precludes them from prioritizing a healthy lifestyle for th…

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