This month marks National Family Caregivers Month. In Oregon, there are nearly 470 thousand unpaid caregivers providing what would amount to 5-point-7 billion dollars of work each year. Three in four caregivers actually use money out of their own pockets caring for loved ones, spending nearly a fifth of their income. For many, the holidays can be stressful. Ruby Haughton-Pitts is the state director of AARP Oregon…

Tag: Haughton-Pitts points to the Aging Disability Resource Center of Oregon as a helpful local guide for people caring for a loved one. She praises the state for being one of the first states to pass legislation requiring hospitals to offer training to family members so that they know how to care for someone after they’re released.