Tag: caregivers

Beware of scam

The federal government warns that older Americans are being targeted by a battery of financial scams, including telemarketers offering to do contact tracing – for a fee – or to reserve a slot for a future vaccine. Others are soliciting donations to charities purportedly helping people in need during the economic slowdown. COVID-19 makes this…

Young and old women hugging

The value of the informal care provided to the nation’s elderly, often by adult children, exceeds $500 billion a year – more than double the price tag for the formal care of nursing homes and home health aides. Only 6 percent of Americans are, at any given time, regularly helping parents who have deteriorating healt…