Freudenthal Home Health salutes local Family Caregivers and recognizes them today as St. Joseph's unsung heroes.
When your loved one transitions from a state of independence to a state of dependence, the responsibility of care often falls to you or another family member. At that point, you become a Family Caregiver.
Check out these statistics:
“More than 28 million people in the US provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one." -National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP
“In MO alone there are over 500,000 family caregivers providing over 600 million hours of care for loved ones.” -caregiveraction.org
"23% of family caregivers caring for loved ones for 5 years or more report their health is fair or poor." --National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP
Freudenthal Home Health wants to help you, the Family Caregivers in the St. Joseph area, by providing information and resources that will help you in every aspect of being a Family Caregiver. If you know of any more Family Caregivers, please spread the word about this blog or our Facebook page.
We would like to form a supportive community of local Family Caregivers that share information and stories, ask and answer questions and give assistance when needed.
We salute you, the Family Caregivers of the St. Joseph area. You are heroes in our eyes.