Jennifer Levin was a caregiver for her father who had Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare degenerative brain disease. Since then, she has gone on to write about her experience as a Millenial caregiver for Cosmopolitan and created and moderate the Caregiver Collective support group on Facebook. Jennifer's goal is to bring awareness to the startling statistic of Millenials who care for family, the ways caregiving affects them differently than previous generations, as well as encourage these caregivers to seek support.
We discuss a range of issues ranging from the specific challenges that Millennial caregivers face, why it's so important to identify as a caregiver and how to handle job pressures and advocate for your rights as a caregiver.
You can connect with Jennifer on her Facebook Support Group - CaregiverCollective and through Twitter - @classiclevin.