Archives: April 2012

9% of 60+ Live Below Poverty and Missing Out on Benefits

Many seniors are missing out on benefits of which they are entitled according to the National Council on Aging. In a recent brief they cited lack of awareness about benefits, perceived (real or otherwise) complexity of applications, the stigma associated with receiving entitlements, and not understanding who may be eligible....

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Recognizing the Important Role of Family Caregivers

Guest post by Stien Vandierendonck, Manager of Programs and Communications at the National Alliance for Caregiving. åÊ Most American caregivers are female and on average 48 years old. They typically take care of a relative, most often a parent, for an average period of 4.6 years.1 The estimated economic value...

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