Assistance to Caregivers

Americans are living longer than ever before, thanks to advances in medicine and public health. This means more and more people have taken on the responsibility of caring for elderly loved ones. In fact, nearly 30 percent of adults in the U.S. are caring for someone who is ill, disabled or aged.The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009), Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving. Washington, DC. This added responsibility, along with their own personal needs, parenting duties, work and other demands, can make it hard for caregivers to keep up.

Caring for an additional family member, combined with the pressure of daily life, can naturally lead to added stress. Stress can then have an impact on the health and well-being of not only the caregiver, but everyone from family members to friends and co-workers. It’s crucial for family and friends to take an active role in supporting the primary caregiver, whether children begin to take on more responsibilities or friends ensure the caregiver takes some time off to relax.

CVS Health understands the challenges facing today’s families. To help caregivers manage the demands of caring for their family’s health care needs, we offer an easy-to-use digital hub that combines all of a family’s information in one place. Whether through the CVS/pharmacy mobile application, our 9,600 stores nationwide, by mail or even online, families can receive expert assistance from our pharmacists and nurse practitioners, get help with medication adherence and much more. Our wide array of integrated services is helping millions of people on their path to better health.

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