The Faces of America's Caregivers

Friday, July 26, 2013

Here at The Takeaway we followed the lives and stories of some spectacular individuals who are caregivers. More than 65.7 million Americans—almost 30 percent of the adult population—are caregivers. You've heard their voices—here they are in person. 

Susan Senator and her son Nat Batchelder.

Susan Senator is the mother of Nat Batchelder, who suffers from autism and lives in a residential living facility.

 

Susan Senator and her son Nat Bachelder.

Susan Senator is the mother of Nat Batchelder, who suffers from autism and lives in a residential living facility.

Frank Medina (bottom right), his mother-in-law Mary (bottom left), his wife Nelda (top left), and their daughter Nicole (top right).

Frank Medina cares for his mother-in-law, who suffered a stroke in 2010. Medina and his family decided to put his mother-in-law into a nursing home, but found that she wasn't getting the care she needed in the facility. His wife decided to bring her mother home, putting everyone into the role of caregivers.

Amealya Blake.

Amealya Blake is a Registered Nurse working with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

One of Amealya Blake's patients. She's 101 years old .

Amealya Blake is a Registered Nurse working with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Bernice, Mary and Brenda Osborne.

Bernice Osborne-Pollard (left) is the long-term caregiver to her mother Mary (center) who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

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