Aging Population Increases Need For Long Term Care

The American population is aging. Already, the fastest-growing age group is made up of people over the age of 85 and, by 2030, one in five Americans will be at least 65 years old. The increasing number of senior citizens, combined with the economic pressures of the recent recession, mean more families will take on the burden of providing ongoing care for an aging loved one. Senior advocates recommend familiarizing yourself with the needs of the person you’re caring for and learning about their disease or condition in advance. Studies have found higher stress levels among caregivers that felt thrown into the role. Also, look for help from friends, family, and local caregiving support services. Most importantly, caregivers should be sure not to sacrifice their own health, as it will negatively affect both the caregiver and the level of care they’re able to provide for their loved one. More here and here.

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