CCEL Announces Online Launch of Family Caregiving Study Paper
June 24, 2010
BY Alison Taylor
The British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law are pleased to announce the online launch of their study paper, Care/Work: Law Reform to Support Family Caregivers to Balance Paid Work and Unpaid Caregiving.
The study paper, generously funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia, considers whether the law recognizes the value of unpaid family caregiving labour and examines to what extent the law assists British Columbians who are managing the double role of worker / caregiver.
As the population ages, more and more British Columbians will find themselves caring for parents and grandparents. Recent statistics suggest that 80% of elder care is delivered through informal care arrangements and over 60% of adults with disabilities require the daily assistance of family members. Many adults are joining the “sandwich generation” who struggle to provide care simultaneously for both children and parents.