Tag Archives: caregiving

Caregiving as a Core Community Investment

In his 2001 book, Longevity Revolution, among the numerous futuristic insights Theodore Roszak shared was in regards to the subject of caregiving. As he framed it under the healthcare spectrum, he talked about economists, believing that by the mid-21st century the USA could be spending 30 percent of GDP on health care and then, to

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Re-think Ageing Moments-Part 3

Final observations and comments about the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) November 2016 conference – Re-think Ageing. If you were new to the subject of ageing and longevity and attended the conference, it would have been a good thing as it served well as a primer, encompassing multiple facets structured around the four pillars in

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Re-think Ageing Moments-Part 2

Are we generations apart from caring enough? That is one of the big questions I was left hanging with after attending only the first day of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) November conference – Re-think Ageing. For some time my point has been, that if we are going to truly accomplish a national caring

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Labour Markets & the Value of Caregiver Stats

Labour Day is not quite beyond sight in the rear view mirror, so it struck my mind this weekend, reading a blog post from Sept.7th in the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, that caregivers are rarely talked about as a part of the “labour market” and unpaid caregivers, well of course not. Yet stats do exist

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