Sunday, December 27, 2015

Aging Parents Continue Caregiving for their Children with Disabilities

I find this topic incredibly important as it becomes more prevalent in our society.  In the past, children with severe disabilities may not have survived longer than their parents.  Today, however, this is more possible with recent developments in medication.  Still, we usually think of children providing for their elderly parents, but what happens when the opposite must occur?  If the parents die, where do the children with disabilities look for further care?  And do many caregivers continue to care for these children even if they are unable to do so?  According to the article, some agencies are now bringing together those who work with the elderly and those who work with the disabled.  I hope these groups will devote funding and caregivers trained to handle these types of situations.