Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Report: Financial, Emotional Toll of Caring for Adult Children with Disabilities

A majority of mentally disabled adults live with their aging parents, most of whom have not planned for new living arrangements as they grow older, a report released on Tuesday showed.
One in five of those families reports someone has quit a job to stay home as a caregiver, according to the survey of nearly 5,000 parents, caregivers and siblings.
That often means dipping into retirement savings to cover bills and stay afloat, according to the report by The Arc, a human rights and social services organization.

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