Healthcare will undoubtedly be a topic at this week's Vice Presidential debate, but for many Americans, healthcare doesn't happen in a hospital or clinic.
It happens at home.
According to a recent report from the AARP, more than 40-million people act as unpaid family caregivers for live in relatives.
Almost half are doing duties most often associated with nursing, administering injections and managing medication. And for many it's a daily routine that can be overwhelming.
Michelle Singletary is the personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, and recently she wrote a column about her own personal experience with this issue.