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Caregiving in the Era of COVID-19


By Tim Summers, AARP Montana State Director

Even in ordinary times, the 114,000 unpaid family caregivers in Montana face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or no training, they may be responsible for wound care, tube feedings, dressing, transportation, managing the finances and medical bills of their loved ones and more.

Of course, these are no ordinary times.

The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the lives of family caregivers, especially those with older loved ones who are most susceptible to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. It has added fear, anxiety and...

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