Did you know that one in five adults in the U.S. provides daily support in activities to a close friend or family member?
Most of these caregivers are unpaid, and many are experiencing stress, worsening mental and physical health, and financial strain.
This issue has become increasingly clear over the past few years, but the question is – what can we do to support them?
We need a safety net for seniors that helps provide the care they need and relief to the family members trying to make ends meet. While there is no universal solution to this problem, help is available.
One way to find support for caregivers is through programs in your community. Programs like PACE CNY can help provide relief to these individuals who have taken on more than they can handle.
The great thing about programs like PACE CNY is that it is not all or nothing- it allows you to integrate services to support your existing care plan. From help with appointment scheduling to day programs, PACE has flexible and individualized care options to fit into your lifestyle.
We know that caring for a loved one is a big commitment. It can be intimidating to seek support, especially when you’re not sure where to look or if you can afford it. At Loretto, our goal is to walk you through the options and see what’s right for you.
If you or someone you know is an unpaid caregiver and is struggling, it’s okay to ask for help. What you do is crucial, and so is having a support system.
Learn more about PACE CNY and how it can help support you and your loved one: https://pacecny.org/contact-us/