Caregiving has been described as a "labor of love." It can be confusing, exhausting and occasionally overwhelming. When a loved one needs help, many caregivers don't know where to turn. And with more than 44 million Americans performing caregiving roles for loved ones, AARP felt the need to do more to lend a hand.
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In the latter part of 2012, we launched a public service announcement (PSA) campaign to let caregivers coast to coast know that their cries for help have not gone unheard. Because we understand both the rewards and frustration that may come hand in hand with the altruistic responsibility that caregivers undertake, AARP is determined to make it easier for them to find the caregiving help they need.
We invite you to take a few moments to get a glimpse of our new PSA campaign. Even if you are not a caregiver yourself, you may find the campaign both inspiring and helpful. And if you or someone you know is a caregiver, we encourage you to visit the recently updated AARP Caregiving Resource Center today.
The AARP Caregiving Resource Center is packed with more information than ever before. There, you'll find tips, articles, blogs by real caregivers, online communities for caregivers and advice from experts that may help alleviate some of the stress and anxiety that can accompany the role of caregiver. We've also included useful tools, such as a caregiving provider look-up tool, a cost-of-care calculator and more.
The AARP Caregiving Resource Center is designed to make it easier to navigate the confusing caregiving landscape by offering information on preparing for the role of caregiver, financial and legal matters, housing options, local resources, caring for yourself as the caregiver, online support groups and more. But more important, it's there to let you know that you don't have to face this challenge by yourself.