Caregiving the Hard Way
Tackling the Challenges of Caregiving In Rural America
When was the last time your neighbor delivered a home-cooked meal to your house because you were ill, or offered to fill the wood box because a winter storm was brewing? In rural areas, these things are nothing out of the ordinary. They are done simply because it is considered being neighborly. And it is a big part of the support system that makes caring for our elderly in rural areas manageable.
For most rural residents, there are no buses, taxis or public transportation to depend on for trips to the doctor or grocery store, making transportation of major concern to the elderly. The emergency 911 phone service isn?t always available. Because country roads often are not numbered, ambulance service, if available, may not be timely.(MORE)
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