Saturday, October 6, 2012
I just heard a story from a woman who spent the past two days at a hospital advocating for an older man who was injured in a fall. She’s not his daughter, wife, or niece. She’s his friend. This woman has a spouse, children, and a demanding full-time job, and now she’s also this man’s primary caregiver.
It’s a scenario that will become much more common; the number of one-person households headed by an elderly person is on the upswing, as is the number of single and childless adults growing into middle age and older. Who will be their advocates? Read more »