Carers Australia will host the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 4-6 October 2017. This event aims to re-imagine caring into the future, providing a catalyst for innovation and collaboration; sharing improvements in the way we support unpaid carers, care-recipients, their families, networks and communities.
In the United States, there are more than 43.5 million caregivers, who mainly take care of their ageing parents. Today’s technology can help relatives to better manage medication or nutrition, to monitor their daily activities or to coordinate communication.
Today, a new report on retirement has been released by the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) who collaborated with nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS). It focuses on the issues of the retirement of homemakers all accross the world and is entitled Homemakers Are Not Off the Hook: How Should They Be Planning for Retirement?
Although the countries of Maghreb still have rather young populations compared to European countries, the share of elderly people is still increasing and they will need to face ageing challenges in the near future.
As a result, the Moroccan Economic, Social and Environmental Council has published a report on the living conditions of elderly people in the country. Today, 10% of the Moroccan population is over 60 years old.
In Great Britain, there is a striking discrepancy between male and female caregivers: 84% of professional caregivers are women, whereas 16% are men. The association Care England wishes to raise public awareness to this phenomenon in order to encourage men to become professional carers.
On 27th, March 2015, Carer+ organised an international conference regarding the use of technologies in homecare services. The meeting took place in Paris, Palais de Luxembourg. [Read more…] about Smart Home Care Conference: Carer+ presents its project
In Canada, caregivers make up 30% of the workforce: 5.6 millions of employees are caregivers for a total of 8.1 millions caregivers in the country (30% of the population). Most caregivers work full-time. Nevertheless, 1 person out of 2 thinks declaring themselves a caregiver to their employer can damage their career.