Young Caregivers ‘Exist in the Shadows,’ Offer Crucial Help

May 31, 2022

(MIT Technology Review) – As many as 10 million children in the U.S. may provide some form of care at home, according to researcher Melinda Kavanaugh. Some kids are the only caregivers patients have, while others fill in when visiting nurses or other help is not available. These children help cancer patients, military veterans, grandparents with heart disease or autistic siblings. They’re often too young to drive, and their work frequently goes unnoticed outside the home. (Read More)