More on Caregiving from the New York Times

Elderly Couple - Brasov - RomaniaOne of many highlights from the New York Times article:

The most recent report on care-giving in the United States provides rich details on the type of care that most of us both expect to give and hope to get: About 19 percent of United States residents provide some care to those 50 or older, averaging about 19 hours a week.

If we paid for these services, the total price tag would exceed total Medicaid expenditures — or, if you prefer a private-sector comparison, total sales of Wal-Mart.
Please read the full article, as well as PathWays PA's recent blog post, and let us know what you think in the comments!


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