Caregivers for seniors often forget to take the time to care for themselves. The emotional aspects of caregiving stay with us throughout the days and nights and this is why senior caregiving really does go beyond the pay. The American Public Health Association works towards keeping all of us healthy which includes considering environmental issues.
Chicago will host the APHA's annual meeting this year, bringing together thousands of professionals working towards good health for all Americans, including seniors and senior caregivers. They are sharing this infographic to showcase that along with health eating habits, clean air, water and energy also are important to maintain good health. In addition, Caregiverlist adovcates for planning ahead for senior care needs, in order to know how to pay for senior care (no, Medicare does not pay for long-term senior care) and what the different options may be for senior home care services and assisted living. In addition, there is a need for more senior caregivers to care for the growing number of older Americans.