Monthly Archives February 2015

Why Caring for Older Adults Is Getting Costlier

From the outside, Kathryn Robison, 29, looks like any other graduate student on campus at Youngstown State University in Ohio. But as she’s finishing her master’s degree in American Studies, she’s also juggling another big responsibility: Caring for her grandmother. She recently took a year and a half break from school to serve as her grandmother’s primary caregiver in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now serves as a backup caregiver, since her mom took over the reins full time. Robison originally volunteered for the role after a discussion with her mom. “My mom was saying, ‘I don’t know what we’re going to do.
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