Costs to family caregivers of the chronically ill

November 21, 2008 by  
Filed under Articles, News

According to AARP, the value of family caregivers financially to society is growing tremendously. From 2006 to 2007, the costs increased by 7 %. Family caregivers are providing a valuable service to society. The Wall Street Journal article on Nov. 20, 2008 cites a representative of AARP in stating that there needs to be an increase in funding for the National Caregiver Support Program I also think that the program needs to be expanded for family members caring for family members under 60. We need to start pushing our legislators for more recognition for the contributions (financially, and life sacrifices) of family caregivers.

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