estimates the economic value of family caregiving at $450 billion in 2009, based on those 42.1 million caregivers age 18 or older providing an average of 18.4 hours of care per week at an average value of $11.16 per hour.
AARP has some policy recommendations we should be pursuing to assist families. Here are some of them:
Expand funding for the National Family Caregiver Support Program. territories, based on their share of the population 70 and over. The money is used to fund a range of services to help caregivers provide in home assistance, allowing seniors to stay in their residences for as long as possible. Total funding for this program is about $160 million.
In 2009, about 42.1 million family caregivers provided assistance to an adult with limitations in daily activities such as going to the bathroom, preparing meals or making it to a doctor's appointment. The AARP report Nike More Uptempo 2016 Gs
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If we don't figure out how to provide financial support to the millions of family members taking care of seniors with chronic conditions or disabilities, we will have caregivers so overwhelmed that they will be forced to stop helping their elderly relatives. That cost of care will then transfer to the government, and this would mean astronomically higher health care costs or more people being placed in nursing homes, according to a new report from AARP's Public Policy Institute.
Right now, I'm trying to help four senior family members with various health issues. There's my father in law, a diabetic. I have an 88 year old aunt who needs constant care. My mother, who has had two strokes, now needs daily living assistance. My husband and I are also providing a monthly stipend to an elderly family friend to help pay for her prescription drugs.
Provide paid family leave for caregivers.
Encourage more companies to implement workplace policies that include flextime and telecommuting, referral to supportive services in the community, and caregiver support programs for employees.
health, and careers, Feinberg said in an interview. The impact is particularly severe for caregivers of individuals who have complex chronic health conditions and both functional and cognitive impairments. Administration on Aging.
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Expect to see more adult children in their 60s or 70s with chronic conditions of their own, caring for a parent age 90 and older, says Lynn Feinberg, senior strategic policy adviser at the Public Policy Institute. "It's not that families don't want to do this for their loved ones, but it comes at a cost."
Just imagine if much of this voluntary care were gone.
Expand the Family and Medical Leave Act to cover all primary caregivers, regardless of family relationship.
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