Caregiver Advice from AARP

WTNH– AARP care giving expert Amy Goyer gives some hard-earned tips that can help family caregivers find a balance between caring for others and themselves.

She also talks about the results of a recent AARP Care Giving survey in Connecticut and where you can go for more information and to connect with other family caregivers for advice and support.

Are you caring for loved ones? If so, you are joined by millions of Americans who are providing the bulk of care for their aging parents or a spouse or perhaps a friend or family member with disabilities and you know that it takes its toll on the caregiver. Family caregivers deal with everything from health to legal to financial issues and most juggle work and other family obligations as well.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, nearly 600,000 of them right here in Connecticut, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.

For the AARP Caregiving Resource Center, go to www.aarp.org/caregiving. For AARP Caregiver Support Hotline call 1-877-333-5885 (1-888-971-2013 in Spanish) Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. ET and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.

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