Getting older – the caring doesn’t get easier

 

For older people who are carers though, life definitely gets more difficult. When I did the research for our new report “Always on call, Always concerns”,  I was blown away by what carers over 60 told me they are going through in terms of their own health and wellbeing. 65% said they have a disability or long term health condition. And these aren’t  just the odd niggle – older carers speak about terrible back pain, heart conditions, cancer and trying to care whilst having treatment, and arthritis that makes it difficult to walk themselves, let alone support anyone else to get about. About a third also said they had cancel appointments or operations because there’s no one else to provide care, or because they can’t get round to looking after their own health.

Getting older – the caring doesn’t get easier « CarersBlog

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