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National Caregiver Support Program

Supporting Family Caregivers

A “caregiver” is someone who assists another person — usually a family member — who has physical and/or mental limitations. Caregiving is a labor of love that allows a vulnerable person to stay in the home for as long as they can be cared for safely and comfortably.

Although caregiving can be very rewarding, it can also be stressful. There may be times when you feel overwhelmed by the demands of giving care, balancing family obligations, working and taking care of yourself. At times, you may not know where to go for answers, emotional support and practical advice — or how to get a break from your caregiving responsibilities.

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