Caregivers need government help or they'll go broke
Family caregivers are the largest caregiver group in the workforce - 65 million Americans who provide unpaid care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member.
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#1 May 4, 2011
I completely agree that caregivers need assistance, both financially and emotionally as well. I've worked with the elderly over the years, and I've seen firsthand the toll that caregiving can take on a person if he or she doesn''t share the burden. The CLASS Act does have potential for helping this issue, and it would really be a shame if that provision doesn't make the cut.
Thanks for the post,
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#4 Jan 16, 2014
Aside from getting broke, caregiving will also take a toll on family caregivers. Providing care for an aging family memeber can be stressful and can lead to burnout, so watch for your health in order to avoid reaching this stage. I hope the government can lift the burden of caregiving to family members by making long term care more affordable for them or by coming up with a new program that will greatly benefit seniors and caregivers.
#5 Jan 17, 2014
Majority of caregivers are underpaid and overworked, the stress they are experiencing is relatively a bigger factor than the pay they are receiving. The task of caregiving usually takes toll in their body and mind affecting their physical, mental and emotional life. The issue about caregivers being underpaid is not the only one that we need to take care of...according to a study ( http://goo.gl/A1ktOZ ) there will be fewer caregivers in the coming years..and with the increasing numbers of aging Americans, this will definitely have impact in the long term care industry...
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