Male Caregivers Get Their Own Online Community
Whether caring for children or elderly parents, most caregivers are traditionally women. But more and more men have been stepping in to care for their parents these days, and the Wall Street Journal reports that they’re starting to get support tailored to them.
[Leann Reynolds, president of Homewatch CareGivers, an in-home care agency in Colorado] worried that male caregivers might be less likely to talk about issues or stress from caregiving, so her firm started a male caregiver community online (malecaregivercommunity.com) where men could support one another and get advice from professionals.
The article also features some good practical tips for beginning or working caregivers of either gender.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.