Monday, April 26, 2010


In an aging population, the elderly are increasingly being taken care of by the elderly.
Professional caregivers — almost all of them women — are one of the fastest-growing segments of the American work force, and also one of the grayest.
A recent study by PHI National, a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of caregivers, found that in 2008, 28 percent of home care aides were over age 55, compared with 18 percent of women in the overall work force.
Source: The New York Times, by John Leland, April 24, 2010
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