The aging US population increases the need for caregiving for this expanding demographic. People with or without long-term care insurance will still need care from professional caregivers or family. Caregiving from family members, while having some rewards, may cause stress and depression that leads to overall poorer quality of life for caregivers. The paper starts with a focus on defining and observing caregiver stress, as well as its symptoms and effects. The paper transitions to a guide for consumers and financial advisors, giving recommendations and resources beneficial for assisting consumers in the caregiver role and in need of help.
- mental health
- financial advice