Created: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:20:00 CST
Updated: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:09:38 CST
Caring for a sick family member can be a full-time job. There's no pay.
Today, their work didn't go unnoticed.
The South Central Town Hall Caregiver Coalition hosted the ninth annual Day of Caring for Those Who Care.
It's an informative resource fair with information on how to receive support for a loved one.
Organizers say you can't underestimate the importance of caregivers.
"The longer that we can keep family caregivers together with the special needs people living right at home in their community then it saves not only your community money or the person being cared for money, but it saves our nation as well," says Jinx Hackler.
During this past legislative session, Senator Annette Dubas sponsored the Paid Family Medical Leave Act.
The bill would give employees up to 6 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child or sick family member...
The bill did not pass.