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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our daily live. Caregivers have been incredibly affected by the changes. Listen to KQED’s recent forum segment discussing the increased burden caregivers are experiencing during the pandemic. Guests include Bay Area CRC Client Services Director, Christina Irving and LA CRC Executive Director, Donna Benton.

About one fifth of adults in the U.S are taking care of a family member or friend who needs help.  The unpaid work of caring for loved ones who are aging, sick or disabled is often rewarding but it can also be exhausting, stressful and it can take a toll on the caregiver’s mental health.  These strains have only increased during the pandemic when many services, like adult daycares, that used to provide a respite for caregivers, are closed.  We’ll talk about caregiving during the pandemic, and how to get support.

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