Posted on December 7, 2022
- According to the CDC, about one in four adults act as informal or unpaid caregivers for someone with a long-term illness or disability. By 2030, approximately 71 million people will be 65 years or older, so the need for caregivers will only increase.
There are many different fulfilling benefits to being a caregiver. For example, many people enjoy having a meaningful purpose, feeling needed and useful, developing extended friendships and networks, and appreciating learning about life as well as themselves and others. Caregiving at the end of life can also provide an opportunity for expressing gratitude and love while finding closure.