Adults and Elders
Two-thirds of Americans under the age of 60 expect to be responsible for an aging parent within the next 10 years (World at Work 2004). UC Davis / UC Davis Health System is taking a proactive approach for our employees by providing this elder care resource webpage. As an elder caregiver, sensitive, understanding communication on issues of health and safety as well as legal and financial issues is a necessity. It should never be forgotten that loss in the form of decreased independence in all aspects of their life can be the overriding challenge and, as a caregiver, understanding this helps.