It’s an epidemic that’s hiding in plain sight: Everyday tasks like getting dressed, using the toilet and preparing meals are beyond the capability of millions of older Americans who lack access to eldercare. That’s according to a study by the Schwartz Center for Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research.
The study’s authors, Jessica Forden and Teresa Ghilarducci, estimate that there are nearly 20 million U.S. adults age 55 and older who have difficulty with one or more basic daily activities. Those include shopping for essentials, properly using medical devices and taking medications.
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