Good Housekeeping Spotlights CAN

CAN Featured in Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping, America’s iconic guide, highlighted Caregiver Action Network in “What I Learned When I Became My Parents’ Caregiver” published July 26, 2022. The article featured Caregiver Action Network’s advice for caregivers. Caregivers should keep their loved one’s patient file and medication list up to date. They should also gather important documents about finances, investments, deeds, and titles in one place. It’s also advised to take care of any financial and legal issues. This includes having a will, durable power of attorney, or advance directives set up.

Good Housekeeping also focuses on CAN’s view on the importance of respite care. The purpose of respite is to allow the caregiver to rest, recharge, and remember that there is life beyond caregiving. “Being a caregiver is stressful and, over time, it can take a toll on one’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Caregivers must take care of themself so that they can stay strong enough to care for their loved one,” said CAN’s CEO John Schall.

Visit CaregiverAction.org for more information on getting organized, different financial and legal issues, and respite care. Family Caregivers can also contact our free Caregiver Help Desk.

For more information on the Caregiver Action Network, visit https://www.caregiveraction.org/

About CAN

Caregiver Action Network (www.CaregiverAction.org) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization. It works to improve the quality of life for over 90 million Americans. These Americans care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.

Serving a broad spectrum of family caregivers, CAN supports everyone from parents of children with significant health needs to families and friends of wounded soldiers. They also assist young couples dealing with a diagnosis of MS and adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

They reach caregivers on multiple platforms. Caregiver Action Network (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.