Family caregivers are the backbone of the long-term care system in Ohio. Almost two million Ohioans and one-quarter of U.S. adults care for an aging parent, relative or spouse, according to a study by AARP and the Family Caregiver Alliance. Studies show that three-quarters of people with disabilities or chronic illness, who remain in their homes, depend solely on family and friends to meet their day-to-day needs. Yet, most family caregivers receive no formal training, little help from medical professionals, scant information about how to find services for their loved one or for themselves and have no idea how to pay for it all. MORE HERE