I recently read a piece in the Wall Street Journal on caregiving that made me think, given my own family and those of my friends and neighbors. It’s an important topic and one that will hit close to home for many people.
Thanks to medical advances, Americans are living longer than ever before. However, demographic shifts, societal changes and technology have led to smaller, more far-flung families. As the WSJ asks, how will family members in 5, 10 or 20 years manage to keep aging loved ones in their homes and well cared for, as has been the case historically? Will distance and other commitments outweigh the sense of family obligation? What happens to the elderly who have no one to care for them? Who will be the caregivers for aging parents or family members? These are important questions we must ask ourselves in advance and help find compassionate and effective caregiving solutions.
You can read the article in the Wall Street Journal here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-is-running-out-of-family-caregivers-just-when-it-needs-them-most-1532094538