Help is Available for Caregivers
There are currently more than 65 million caregivers in the United States. As large as that number appears, it is likely that there are even more caregivers than that. Every client who we help usually has several people caring for them. I often ask my clients, “What is being done to help the caregiver?” Caregiver burnout is becoming more and more common with caregivers trying to manage their families and their careers in addition to caring for the loved ones who rely on them. I offer this blog as a testimony to both the support that caregivers provide and the valuable work that caregivers perform on a daily basis.
Just over a year ago, we began partnering with the Caregiver Resource Network. Anyone interested in exploring the programs and services that are available to caregivers in West Michigan should visit this website and peruse the wealth of resources available there. You will find a wide-range of educational fact sheets, articles, web links — and resource materials on topics related to caregiver well-being respite care, health and wellness, and legal and financial issues. It is a tremendous blessing to see elder care professionals working together to provide support for our caregivers.
The Caregiver Resource Network mission statement appears below:
- Caregivers often become very isolated and feel alone in the daily tasks and challenges of caregiving. In the hope that no one has to ‘walk the caregiver path alone’ it is our mission
to provide family and professional caregivers with needed information and resources.
If you would like more information about the assistance that is available for caregivers – or about the resources that are available for an individual who needs care — you should review the information on their website. For more detailed information regarding your specific situation, please call our office and schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation. Our mission at The Elder Law Firm PC is to provide protection in times of prosperity, security in times of uncertainty, and comfort in times of crisis. Remember: You don’t have to walk the caregiver path alone.
Michigan Elder Law Attorneys at The Elder Law Firm PC provide assistance in protecting your assets and protecting your family through trusts, wills, Medicaid and estate planning. Contact us by calling 616.840.3754 or by requesting a free consultation online here.