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Supporting the caregivers in your life all year long

Friday was National Caregivers Day, but why just celebrate one day a year? Let’s keep the support flowing all year long.

AARP compiled a nice, actionable list of things one can do to support your caregivers in your life. I appreciate the “what that looks like” suggestions under each support method. It can be difficult for one to know how best to support a caregiver, so these practical options are so useful. For example, under “demonstrate support” there are suggestions like help a caregiver get organized, do research, help with housework, yardwork or other errands, and bring a meal or provide a meal delivery service.

The key in supporting caregivers is making sure the onus isn’t on them to ask for help. As a former caregiver, I know how hard it can be for some of us to ask for assistance. But I always appreciated when someone stepped up and helped me on my caregiving journey.

Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash.

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