Who Are Caregivers?

There are millions of caregivers in the United States. Find out who these heroes are and how you can give support.

Types of Caregivers

There are several types of caregivers. The most common is the family caregiver: someone who takes care of a family member without pay. The other types are professional, independent, private, informal, and volunteer caregivers.

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Caring for the Caregiver

While caregiving is widely regarded as rewarding, it is also one of the more stressful jobs a person can do. It is very physically and emotionally demanding. Self-care is an incredibly important part of being a caregiver, and caregivers need care from others sometimes as well.

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Caregiver Support Groups

There are many caregiver support groups online and in local communities. We have listed several of them here. If there is one that you believe should be on this list, let us know!

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