An apartment building in downtown Washington, D.C., is catering to a new kind of family unit that is becoming more common in the U.S. and Canada in part because of the devastating toll of the opioid crisis: families where the primary caregiver is a grandparent.
More than one-third of caregivers surveyed in Ontario report feeling depressed and many have suffered financial consequences, including time off work or turning down career opportunities.
Family members have long been the backbone of the nation’s long-term care system. But smaller, more far-flung families mean fewer of these unpaid helpers to attend to the rising population of elderly Americans. “Are you really my daughter?”
Catherine Kelly cares for her mother Isabel, 81, who has end-stage vascular dementia. About 270,000 seniors with dementia were being cared for at home in 2015-16, according to a new report.
More than one million British Columbians are sole caregivers to a family member in need — and many end up sacrificing their own health looking after a loved one.
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Despite innovations that make it easier for seniors to keep living on their own rather than moving into special facilities, most elderly people eventually need a hand with chores and other everyday activities. Friends and relatives often can’t do all the work. Growing evidence indicates it’s neither sustainable nor healthy for seniors or their loved […]
Caregivers Nova Scotia is seeing a huge increase in participation at its workshops. It’s time for a comprehensive program for those who are caring for loved ones, the organization says. CBC | Health News