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What is a Caregiver?
If you provide assistance to someone who is disabled or who needs help with day-to-day activities because of an accident, a chronic condition, or cognitive disability, you are a caregiver. However, the definition of a caregiver is a broad one. Shopping for groceries, providing transportation to doctor appointments, and helping an aging parent with finances are also all examples of caregiving. Today, more than 65 million Americans are caregivers. [Read more…]