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Dayton Daily News wants to hear your family caregiving story

The Miami Valley population is aging, and in many cases, that means adult children and spouses are caring for older household members in need.

That can mean anything from helping out an older family member with tasks around the house to an adult child full-time supporting a parent living in their home.

Sometimes this leaves people caregiving for both young children and older parents at the same time.

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The Dayton Daily News will be digging into the issues facing caregivers in our community. What kind of support services are available? What support is still needed? How many older adults in our region are relying on family caregivers?

If you are serving as a caregiver to a family member that needs support as they get older, and you’d like to be interviewed for an article in the Dayton Daily News, we’d like to hear your story.

You can reach out to Kaitlin Schroeder at (937) 225-2279 or kaitlin.schroeder@coxinc.com. To be included in the article, we need to use your full name.

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We want to learn about what kind of caregiving role you have (full time? A few tasks?) and who you are a caregiver for (older parent? spouse?). How has this role affected your life? Has it impacted your ability to work? Have you had to make modifications to your home or have had any added expenses because of your caregiving role?

As a caregiver, do you get help from any type of support services, such as a support group for family caregivers, or time off from work, or help from a paid caregiver such as a home health aide?

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