“When Family Members Care for Aging Parents”

When Family Members Care for Aging Parents,” by Sandeep Jauhar, New York Times

“Insurers should also set aside funds to support these caregivers. Family members are often the people most invested in the care of their loved ones. Supporting them will only benefit our most vulnerable citizens. It won’t be cheap, of course. Because of the size of this unpaid family work force, even providing minimum wage to the most taxed caregivers could cost up to $100 billion annually.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

What will the doubling of the demented population mean for caregiving and financing? We need the “Index of Long-Term Care Vulnerability” more than ever. Four examples here, here, here and here.