Over 1 million in N.J. need help caring for the elderly | Editorial

Who cares for the caregivers?

More than 1 million New Jersey residents are part of a vast army of family members and friends who work around the clock, tending to the wellbeing of ill and elderly loved ones who live at home.

They receive no money, and get little time off to recharge their own batteries.

The responsibilities can seem endless, from helping dad bathe and dress every morning to preparing meals to tempt mom’s flagging appetite, from navigating a constantly changing medical system to tending to wounds that refuse to heal.

The rewards can be great, not the least of which is knowing …read more

Source: NJ.com Burlington

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