Respite Care Needed to Limit Burdens on Family Caregivers

Policies, Resources for Family Caregiver

While that vast majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes through retirement, aging in place often requires some help—and the first choice for a caregiver is often an adult child, according to research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

More than 50% of adults 85 and older will have at least one limitation related to instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs), requiring some form of help, the Center found. As more Americans head into the golden years, more care will be needed. (Home Health Care News, Baxter, 6/6). Read Full Article.