Caregiving and Complicated Family Dynamics

“In 2020, AARP identified the number of caregivers at 53 million Americans; 89% care for a relative or partner, with women representing 75% of all caregivers. Marry these percentages with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating one child in seven experiences child abuse or neglect in the United States at the hands of a parent, caregiver or other person in a custodial role. With such staggering numbers, many have likely walked (or will) in the shoes of a reluctant caregiver.

Caregiving is frequently cited as the most rewarding yet stressful job one may take on. There are, however, times when . . .”