Clasped hands enclosed by another set of hands There needs to be a recognition of the critical linchpin role caregivers play, and the many dependencies and downstream implications that rest on the backs of these individuals.

For numerous reasons, finding adequate daycare for children and services for seniors has become a daunting challenge in recent years. As a result, the caregivers asked to pick up the slack must shoulder more of the burden. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of caregivers in America has skyrocketed. According to the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services, one in four people in America today is a caregiver.

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