From the Columbus Dispatch, an article explaining exactly why we do what we do:
“If the needs of caregivers are not addressed, we, as a society, are compromising the well-being of elders,” said Richard Schultz, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh who led the committee that created the National Academies’ report.
The report calls on the new presidential administration to create a national strategy in 2017 that better supports family caregivers. It is one of many efforts, in the nation and in Ohio, aimed at improving conditions.
“Caregiver support, increasing awareness and reducing isolation all play a role in ensuring that older adults who live in the community are safe from abuse, neglect and exploitation,” said Christine Mulvin, program officer at the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, which recently teamed up with another Cincinnati-based group, Interact for Health, to conduct a state poll on the issue.
About half of Ohio adults provided unpaid help to an older relative or friend who was at least 60 years old in the past year, she said. While men and women were equally likely to have provided care, people with higher incomes and those ages 46 to 64 were more likely to do so.
Read the full article here.
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