Caregivers – Aged Adults
Caregivers – Aged Adults (1986)
Aged adults, especially those with functional impairments that interfere with their abilities to cope with the tasks of daily living, rely heavily or totally on “caregivers,” who are primarily family. With the growth of an aging population, the related needs of caregiving can be expected to increase.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism urges its Affiliates to:
- Create awareness and educate its members about the increasing scope of this problem.
- Develop support groups to help caregivers cope with the stress of providing care.
- Encourage support for legislation benefiting older adults and their caregivers.
- Encourage the Jewish Community to expand the services necessary for the wellbeing of the aged adult.