- More than 1 in 5 Americans care for either an adult family member or a child with special needs.
- Recent years have seen the number of caregivers for adults grow by nearly 8 million people.
- The ‘return to normal’ from the COVID pandemic has left many caregivers feeling left behind.
MJ Grant is no stranger to taking care of parents. After starting to care for her mother in 2016, Grant eventually found herself living with and caring for her mother and mother-in-law, both of whom suffer from dementia.
Before the pandemic, Grant and her husband found a nursing home for her mother-in-law, slightly lessening their caregiving responsibilities. Then the pandemic threw in new obstacles that made taking care of her mother, who is deaf, much harder.
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