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“I can’t believe this just happened!”
“Since he came back from Iraq, he depends on me.”
“My wife has been diagnosed with MS.”
“My husband has Parkinson’s and I’m his primary caregiver.”
“Since my wife’s stroke, I handle everything.”
“It’s been 10 years and I don’t know how much longer I can do this.”
“How do I know that my parents are OK living alone?”
“Since mom died, I am all dad has.”
“It’s so hard to make things happen for him when I don’t live nearby.”
“I’m what they call a ‘sandwich generation’ caregiver.”
“I care for my mother with Alzheimer’s in addition to my three children.”
“I can’t stop working so how do I manage?”
Who We Are
Education, peer support, and resources for family caregivers.
The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Most care actually occurs in the home,” said John Schall, CEO of CAN in Washington, D.C. “It isn’t in a hospital or medical clinic. It isn’t in nursing homes. 80% of care occurs in the home. That surprises a lot of people.” Chicago Sun-Times