Mom, daughter talk caregiving

Posted on 03/09/20

Did you know family caregivers in the U.S. provide $470 billion in unpaid care? Being a family caregiver is one of the most important jobs you’ll ever have—and one of the most challenging too. The role can be frustrating, satisfying, exhausting, and joyful. Yes, there are tough decisions you have to make when caring for someone.

Whether it’s your first time being a caregiver or you’re a pro being on this caregiving journey will change your life.

Marie Arcos knows all about this ever-changing labor of love. She is a caregiver to her mother, Kandy Hernandez. Both of these ladies join AARP Prepare to Care podcast host Charlene Hunter James to talk about being a family caregiver and being the person receiving the care.

Listen to the podcast: Mom and daughter on caregiving

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