Struggles of the Unpaid Caregiver by Eleanor Gaccetta

I spent nearly a decade caring for my mother as an unpaid caregiver. My book One Caregiver’s Journey outlines the changes and challenges I faced. I learned to budget my time and money. I was fortunate to have a retirement coming in and pooled it with my mother’s small social security check to cover living expenses. I was a 24/7 sole caregiver, and I focused on my mother’s needs. The pandemic caused a dramatic shift in caregiving and caregivers. There have been numerous reports during the pandemic which focused on family caregivers.

The CDC released a report which spoke of the struggles of the unpaid family caregiver.