Caregiving is extremely difficult, especially as the years go by and a family member needs more and more caregiving.  The New York Times recently ran a story about building a team of family members to help share the burden.  It talked about the Village Movement, an effort to link neighbors who are approaching retirement and wanted to help others.  It’s a great idea, and can help supplement hours being provided by family caregivers.  There are a number of software programs which can help friends, family, neighbors and others track the hours and duties of everyone helping.

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