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Who's Gonna Take Care of You and Me?
By Alejandra Owens, April 14, 2008 03:08 PM
New report out today from the Institute of Medicine that says that today's workforce will not be prepared to handle the aging population. As an explosion of baby boomers start to age, as well people living longer, there's going to be a larger and larger need for cargivers. The report recommends increasing pay, but also reaching out and helping to educate those who may not formally work in the caregiving field. For many families, the responsibility may fall on them.
There are some good resources out there right now if you are struggling to care for a family member or loved one, start with AARP's caregiving site.
Update: 5:12 PM: Link to the IOM report.