Questions we may ask ourselves as we age might include: who’s going to care for us? How will we afford that care? Will we become a burden for our loved ones? Should we spare them and explore retirement home options? None of these questions are easy. They’re especially difficult in societies where people tend to feel more alienated. But in some cultures, where family ties are … [Read more...] about Costa Rica’s Deeply Familial Care System at the Onset of Increased Global Aging
Aging and Dependency
We all have an elderly relative, friend or neighbor who requires additional support. Sometimes, we may even have to decide whether sending them to a retirement home is the right thing to do. But we know little about conditions in these places. Oftentimes, the institutionalized end up being invisible and vulnerable. … [Read more...] about Institutionalized and Uncounted
Copyright © 2016. Inter-American Development Bank. For permission to republish this article, please contact email@example.com. By Rita Sorio and Patricia Jara An overwhelming majority of the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are experiencing a rapid graying of the population, with many people entering old age in poverty and poor health. … [Read more...] about How Do We Set Policies on Dependent Care?