Caring for Caregivers


An estimated 44 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. provide more than $490 billion in unpaid labor each year. In other words, without the love and dedication of caregivers, the results would be catastrophic. Yet, so many caregivers go unnoticed, unappreciated and unsupported. Alexandra Drane is working to change that. Drane, the co-founder of Archangels, which highlights the tireless work done day in and day out by caregivers, checks in with Growing Bolder to help us all learn about the face of caregiving in this country. And you’ll be surprised to learn that caregiving roles are increasingly filled by med, Gen Xers and millennials. Plus, she offers her advice for supporting caregivers and provides valuable resources for caregivers to get the help and support they so desperately need and deserve.

Here is a list of the Florida Blue resources Alexandra Drane shared in this conversation:

Also, share your support for caregivers by downloading a Thank You badge, share your caregiving stories and take the Pledge to #LookLoveLift the caregivers around you at

This story is part of a new series launched by Growing Bolder and Florida Blue Medicare, Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Learn more at And follow Growing Bolder and Florida Blue Medicare on Facebook for regular Facebook Live conversations.