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Caring for Elders Taking a Very High Toll on Caregivers

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Caring for Elders Taking a Very High Toll on Caregivers Reply with quote

The AARP just did a study which found, not surprisingly, that family members who take care of their elders at home do that at a very high cost to themselves. We see that personally with friends, some of whom have basically no life except work and caretaking. Obviously in some cases it is financially necessary and in others a loving sense of duty. But in situations where the elder can afford professional care, we wonder. As we heard recently when a senior moved into a CCRC, they did it because they didn't want to have to "burden or worry" their children.

See this fascinating article at NPR, and here is a quote from it:
"Lynn Feinberg, who co-authored the AARP study, says modern family caregiving is incredibly stressful.

"The burden on families is huge," Feinberg says. "While families are stepping up to the plate and make this contribution to society, the cost to their own health and financial security is huge.""
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/138163839/aarp-finds-toll-on-family-caregivers-is-huge


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reuters story on cost of elder care Reply with quote

Reuters did a nice followup on the AARP study with some interesting personal examples.

http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/2011/07/25/as-cost-of-care-rises-families-bear-the-burden/
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: How to get siblings to cooperate with eldercare Reply with quote

One of the hardest situations is when the caretaking of an elder falls to one member of the family. They can feel overwhelmed and cheated as the lion's share of the care falls to them, while siblings do nothing or very little to support. The problem is exacerbated when other siblings live far away. Yet there are some techniques you can follow to try to engage your siblings in the care. This article has some good suggestions.
http://family.lifegoesstrong.com/eldercare-aging-parents-how-get-your-siblings-help
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:52 pm    Post subject: Caring for Elders Taking a Very High Toll on Reply with quote

Of course, at some assisted living homes they are being charged a high toll on for care, which is sometime very difficult to afford for everyone. But there are some very well organized old age homes projects working, who are providing there homes at some reasonable prices with all necessary and luxuries facilities along with 24/7 nursing facility.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think at this time only care matters.
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