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The Looming Caregiver Shortage: It’s Going to Affect You!

Posted by: maura | November 7, 2013
The Looming Caregiver Shortage: It’s Going to Affect You!

Our nation, and the State of Georgia in particular because it is a retirement destination, is facing a shortage of caregivers. The AARP Public Policy Institute has done some really great research on the looming problem and estimates that the number of caregivers available to see to the needs of our aging population will be cut in half within the next twenty years.  That means, as my generation inherits responsibility for our nation, we also inherit real challenges in taking care of our parents and ourselves.  Please join me in urging our legislators to address now the burden that caregiving is going to place on our federal, state and personal budgets.  We must plan now to be prepared for what's coming our way. 

Full AARP article here.  Link to AARP Home and Community Based Services studies here.