Date: Jul 08, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter
About three-quarters of family caregivers are worried that after they reach old age or pass away, no one will be available to look after a family member with a disability, a survey released yesterday by the Eden Social Welfare Foundation found.
The survey, conducted from May 25 to June 10, asked family caregivers of people with disabilities served by the foundation to select from a list their top concerns for their disabled family members.
Respondents could select more than one option from the list.
While 76.6 percent of respondents were worried there would be no one to take care of their disabled family member following their death or in their old age, 69.7 percent of respondents were worried their family member with a disability would be unable to live independently.