The Impact of Caregiving on Adult Students + 5 Tips for Navigating College as a Caregiver

It’s that time of year again! Back to school is upon us. For 5 million adult student caregivers (who represent roughly eleven percent of adult caregivers), heading back to school can be an anxiety producing experience. For adult children who are getting ready to attend colleges, universities, and trade schools across the country, they face unique challenges. Learn more about these challenges, and 5 tips for navigating college as a caregiver.

Wait, I’m a Caregiver?

Caregiving looks so different in different situations. Many people think that caregivers are only the people who live with their care recipient, who help them with activities of daily living like bathing or dressing, and are there for almost every minute of every day. In reality caregiving is still caregiving even if it is done on an as needed basis or only on certain days of the week.