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Are You a Caregiver

Are you a Caregiver? 65 that's 29% million%D of the U.S. population the number of caregivers today Are you or someone you love one of them? Mostly, we think of spouses, parents or adult children as caregivers-not siblings. If you have a brother or sister with a disability (and there are millions who do), this important role is likely in your future. Through a new study, Easter Seals wanted to learn more about these caregiving sibs and how their lives compare to those where neither sibling had a disability. Here's what we learned: emotional always It's not, Finand 23% of adult sibs are the primary caregiver for their sib with a disability. feel the strain on their family life 30% of them say they don't receive support from other friends and family. ttttttk 2. Roughly 8 in 10 of them say they're close with their sib with a disability. Of sibs where neither has a disability, only 6 in 10 of sibs say the same. 10 3. Sibling caregivers are very involved in their sib's day-to-day life-far more than when neither sib has a disability. 2 teaching patience understanding 4. 60%rerpe ective compassion 60% say their sib has had a positive impact on their life Siblings Study For more findings or for services and supports, visit Easter Seals DISABILITY SERVICES made possible by MassMutual Financial Group easy. 0O0000

Are You a Caregiver

shared by rtalen on Dec 07
Sibling relationships are our longest-lasting relationships in life. Twenty-three percent of adults are already the primary caregiver for their adult brother or sister with a disability. The new Easte...


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