Sunday, April 25, 2010

Graying Caregivers

My last post was about a middle-aged son caring for his older father. I think I've written before (or if I haven't, I guess I should) about the fact that the average age of nurses and social workers is increasing (we're a decidedly middle-aged lot).

Here is a good article about paid caregivers getting (and being) older themselves. It's a trend that will likely continue, as the population continues to age; as older women find they must continue to work past retirement; as the pay for professional caregivers remains low; for too many other reasons to list here.

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