Last week, Governor Pat McCrory signed the state's long overdue budget bill that included more funds to help seniors and their family caregivers with services such as Meals on Wheels, in-home health aides, transportation to medical appointments and more. The budget also offsets rising health care costs with the reinstatement of the medical expense deduction that was eliminated in 2013.
Did you know that out of the 1.7 million North Carolina family caregivers, the average caregiver is a 49 year-old female? While providing that care, many develop their own health issues, suffer from stress, income loss and other issues.
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