“Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be able to obtain work permits and be safe from deportation under a new policy announced on Friday by the Obama administration.”—The good news, and, really, only news, coming out of today’s announcement in the Rose Garden. (via newsweek)
Roughly 80% of all older adults receiving long-term services and supports because of functional impairments obtain it from families and friends. Recent estimates of the value of those services indicate that services worth $450 billion were provided in 2009. Because families are getting smaller, the ratio of over 65 adults to those under 65 is growing and so there will be relatively fewer younger relatives to provide care to older adults in the coming decades.