Although they make up 29% of the U.S. population, caregivers are an often overlooked, but vital, part of someone’s health care team. They spend an average of 20 hours a week providing care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during a given year. The demanding role often means that the caregiver themself is often in need of assistance.
Physical therapists often work with caregivers and see the toll it can take, which can ultimately turn the caregiver into a patient in need of care as well. Below are resources to help caregivers in their role, and tips on how to maintain health and happiness for themselves.
Exlore other Health Centers for additional resources on exercise, health, and wellness.