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Caregiving takes many forms. Many of us help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends every day. We know we’re helping, but we don’t label ourselves “caregivers.” We’re simply doing what we’re supposed to do for our loved ones.

In Ohio, about 1.7 million family caregivers care each year for adult family members and friends with chronic illnesses or conditions that prevent them from handling daily activities on their own. According to AARP, more than 60% of caregivers provide care while working outside the home, requiring them to balance caregiving and work responsibilities.

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