Nearly 44 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last year. [National Alliance for Caregiving]. The average age of a care recipient is 69.4 years old, while the average age of a caregiver is 49.2 years.
Caregivers are often so focused on caring for others that they tend to neglect their own emotional and physical well-being.
SWCAA offers a variety of resources to support caregivers, ranging from tip sheets to listings of support groups and online caregiver resources. All of these can be found in the links below.