The overwhelming majority of seniors want to live in their homes as long as possible — but independence often requires the support of unpaid family caregivers: spouses, children, siblings, neighbors and other loved ones. In fact, 78 percent of older adults living at home and in need of care depend on family and friends as their only source of support.
In 2015, in partnership with The Pittsburgh Foundation, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania launched a community-wide effort, United for Caregivers, dedicated to:
Caring for an older loved one can be rewarding but also incredibly challenging. You can help by getting your workplace to join us, or providing funding for caregiver strategies and respite programs to help support and transform the experience of aging and caregiving.
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