Do You Realize...?

Providing eldercare to your loved ones is not only time-consuming, but can be expensive as well to maintain in the long term.

Below is a link which highlights a study in Japan that details the increasing need for healthcare for older people with dementia.

Coping with Eldercare

The following table displays Canadian statistics regarding providing eldercare worker volume, lost work time in billions of dollars as well as associated expenses for providing eldercare over a predetermined period.

Number of Canadians providing care to disabled relatives (mostly seniors) 8 million1
Number of hours spent caregiving (for free) per year 114 million
Amount of productivity lost due to lost work time $1.3 billion2
Average travel per month in order to give support 225 km/mo3
Estimated value of this "volunteer labour" annually $20-30 billion