A recent survey of Charleston caregivers found 4 in 10 have been providing care for at least five years, and more than half also work full- or part-time. Almost all handle tasks such as providing transportation and preparing meals, and nearly two-thirds perform medical or nursing tasks. About 40 percent are caring for someone with cognitive decline.
Many caregivers said they need help but donâ€™t know where to turn. AARP is working to close that gap. For information, go to aarp.org/caregiving.