Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day. We know we are helping, but we don't think of ourselves as caregivers. We are glad to do this and feel rewarded by it, but if the demands are heavy, over time we can also become exhausted and stressed. We think we should be able to handle caregiving roles on top of busy work and family schedules and begin to feel guilty and depressed as our stamina wanes.
Proximity to power has an unsurprising ability to mutate a politician’s spinal cord into bright yellow jelly.
― Tariq Ali
Nature of caregiving
About 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of unpaid, "informal" care each year for adult family members and friends with chronic illnesses or conditions that prevent them from handling daily activities such as bathing, managing medications or preparing meals on their own. (Source: www.caregiver.org)
Helping Hands is part of Community Resources, a national not-for-profit that runs some of the largest social enterprises in Australia and delivers a range of community services, employing 650 people last year, 79% of them experiencing barriers to employment.
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Helping Hands would like to acknowledge the Worimi people, who are the traditional custodians of the land we live and work on. Helping Hands would also like to pay respect to Elders both past and present of the Worimi nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.