Politics frequently underestimates and ignores the significant benefits immigrants offer America, especially in care provision.
For many people, modern medicine has meant increased longevity, along with improved quality of life. Yet, the technology also creates new patterns and situations, including seniors who end up acting as caregivers to their own parents.
Caregiving is a challenging role and is becoming more and more important as the senior population grows. Yet, support is fairly limited.
Informal caregiving comes with a range of challenges and often the amount of support is extremely limited, which makes policy changes critically important.
On average, women tend to live longer than men and often earn less over the course of their lifetimes. These factors create significant challenges for older women, many of whom will outlive their partners. Yet, Medicare is extremely limited in how it cares for this group, resulting in considerable challenges for many women.
Traditionally, people tend to view their golden years as a time to slow down and to relax. For many people, this is the time where they are retired and it can be a chance to pick up new hobbies, to socialize and to simply enjoy life. Yet, this type of lifestyle isn’t for everyone.
Being able to stay at home as one ages is an important goal that many people share. But, transportation challenges can often make this difficult.
AARP has released a new set of care laws that change the way caregiving is treated after a patient leaves the hospital. These laws help to support caregivers and may be particularly relevant for people who care for seniors.