A recent Oregon survey indicates the elderly want to be able to live independently and at home as long as possible. This points to a need to have more support and training for family caregivers.
Janet Martinez of Portland is a caregiver for her 92-year-old mother and her 10-year-old daughter.
Martinez: "There’s this whole emotional toll that I don’t think gets talked about. You know, we know caregiver burnout, we know caregiver stress, caregiver death – but what about all those gaps in-between, that we need to start discussing and filling?"