Help for Caregiving Kids

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December 1, 2012

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Help for Caregiving Kids

Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.

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Help for Caregiving Kids

“At 13 years old, Nickolaus Dent is his mother’s primary caregiver. He’s responsible for the grocery shopping and cooking. He cleans the house. He does all the laundry. His mother, Janine Helms, has been battling HIV for as long as Nickolaus can recall, and her health has deteriorated in the last couple of years. Nickolaus makes sure she takes her medication. He often helps her get dressed, and at times, he has helped her bathe. Nickolaus is just one of the estimated 10,000 youth caregivers living in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to the American Association of Caregiving Youth. The nonprofit, founded by county resident Connie Siskowski, was instrumental in bringing this previously unrecognized population to light…” { read more }

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Learn more about children who are caregivers and ways to support them here. { more }

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