November is National Family Caregivers Month.
2 million Georgians care for aging parents and spouses who want to stay at home, instead of costly institutions. These family caregivers provide unpaid services valued at about $13.1 billion annually. Kristin has cared for her father for several years. She says...
MITCHEM: MY FATHER HAS A MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMOR. I DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO HELP HIM STAY AT HOME â€“ CLEANING HIS FEEDING TUBE, GIVING INJECTIONS, FLUSHING HIS PIC LINE AND ADMINISTERING MEDICINE. IT ISNâ€™T EASY, BUT I WOULDNâ€™T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.
This week, A-A-R-P launched I Heart Caregivers to collect stories like Kristinâ€™s. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond saysâ€¦
LEAMOND: OUR SILENT ARMY OF FAMILY CAREGIVERS HELPS SENIORS TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY, WITH DIGNITY, EACH AND EVERY DAY. WE WANT TO HONOR THESE UNSUNG HEROES â€“ WHILE AT THE SAME TIME FIGHT TO GET THEM MORE SUPPORT, TRAINING, HELP AT HOME.
For more go to A-A-R-P dot org slash I Heart Caregivers.