One of the kindest, most generous gifts someone can give their older loved ones is the time it takes to be their caregiver. It is an underappreciated job that many caregivers do not need to be asked to do, you just know you must be there to help.
There are some major drawbacks, specifically the emotional and financial costs of caregiving. Sacrificing a career, lost wages, additional stress, emotional tension are all symptoms of becoming a family caregiver.
This infographic below goes through the emotional and financial costs of caregiving so yo can understand how much someone sacrifices when they become someone’s primary caregiver.
Thanks to caring.com for making such an outstanding infographic on the emotional and financial costs of caregiving.