Category: Caregivers on the Front Lines

Addressing the critical needs of caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month 

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s Julie Lowenthal talks about the importance of support services and resources for family caregivers and the myriad challenges they face while caring for their loved ones. Plus, Lowenthal explores possible legislative policies that would ease the burdens faced by family caregivers.

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Caregiving and mental health: ‘Overload in every sense of the word’

Roughly half of 1,000 unpaid caregivers surveyed last year in the Buffalo, Rochester and Detroit regions said physical and mental health challenges came with their roles. The more hours spent caregiving, the greater those burdens. The same held true for the youngest, least educated and lowest wage earners, according to the survey, commissioned by the New York-Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative.

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2/03/22: One Detroit – COVID-19’s Impact on Communities

This Week, One Detroit takes a look at COVID-19’s impact on communities across Southeast Michigan. First, hear why some Detroiters decide to mask up and why others don’t. Then, senior producer Bill Kubota talks with patients and health experts at Henry Ford, Michigan Medicine and Detroit Medical Center about the long-term effects of COVID they’re finding and researching. Plus, contributor Stephen Henderson learns more about how the pandemic has impacted children’s mental health from The Children’s Center in Detroit.

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