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All I Have is Family! The Plight of New York City's Senior Population

By Meghana Giridhar
October 5

A recent New York Times article has highlighted the issues faced by unpaid caregivers providing a huge range of services for their older loved ones. The article showcases the lives of a group of New Yorkers age 85 and older, and how they navigate life in the city. According to the Institute of Medicine, a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, unpaid caregivers provide 90 percent of long-term care for the old or disabled. The Rand Corporation estimated last year that Americans spend 30 billion hours annually caring for older relatives and friends. A large section of seniors are taken care of by friends or family who act as informal caregivers. They are hindered by lack of training and often burdened by the heavy demands on their time and finances. Informal caregivers have to focus on managing daily challenges without much guidance. For those with resources, help comes in the form of home attendants. They can run errands or help seniors with daily activities. However, financial and medical management and care coordination is ultimately in the hands of family members or friends i.e the informal caregivers. In New York City, residents over the age of 85 are one of the fastest-growing age groups. Constant caregiving demands go hand-in-hand with depression, stress, high blood pressure and heart disease, worrying for city officials. But having a family member to lean on is all the help seniors can get, in most cases. To read the original New York Times article, click here. Meghana Giridhar serves as Content Manager and is part of eCareDiary's founding team. In her role, she oversees and edits content across all of eCareDiary's media platforms.

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Support Systems for Sandwich Caregivers

October 6

eCareDiary will speak to Carole Brecht and Jan Steinle nee Reisman, Co-founders of the Sandwich Woman about the biggest gaps in support for caregivers and their involvement with social media to create resources.

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