Unpaid Family Care: 5 Facts About Americans Who Provide It

Many older Americans rely on unpaid family members to provide essential support, such as taking care of the elderly person’s needs in their own home or providing companionship. According to the 2010 National Survey of Family Growth, 1 in 5 people provide unpaid family care to give aging loved ones the benefit of a regular routine and help reduce loneliness.

Unpaid Family Caregiving 

Unpaid family caregiving responsibilities is an increasing problem in the United States. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, unpaid family caregiving responsibilities are now a leading cause of death for elderly women.

The New World For Older People: How To Live A Longer, More Active Life

The New World for Older People is a term that refers to a global society in which people over the age of 50 enjoy unprecedented levels of health, wealth, and social security. This new world is possible because of the advances in medical technology and the development of public policies that support healthy aging.

There are only four kinds of people in this world

There are only four kinds of people in this world There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers. Caregiving is universal. – Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States

3 Tips For Creating Care Plans For Older Adults

As a loved one, caregiver, or friend of an elderly individual, it is important to understand the different types of health care plans available to them. This article will discuss the seven most common types of health care plans.

Are You a Caregiver?

Caregivers provide assistance to people who need some degree of ongoing assistance with everyday tasks in a residential or institutional setting. The recipients can be children, older adults, or those with chronic illnesses or disabling conditions.