Here’s what I found most interesting in the news this week. Feel free to share your thoughts and articles you think should be included in the comments.

House approves new savings accounts for people with disabilities

The Hill | Christina Marcos | 3 December 2014

The House brought Americans one step closer to having tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, thanks to the ABLE Act.

Daughters tend to aging parents more often than sons, but some are seeking a change

The Washington Post | Fredrick Kunkle | 5 December 2014

A Princeton study revealed what many of us know – women are twice as likely to care for an aging parent, regardless of all other factors. Gender roles are still a major factor in controlling the lives of Americans.

How children can reap the benefits of Social Security

Investment News  | Mary Beth Franklin | 5 December 2014

[Paywall] Learn about Social Security’s disability and survivor benefits and how it can help provide for children and other dependents.

What’s different about family caregiving today

AARP | Lynn Friss Feinberg | 11 December 2014

The number of people in the US aged 90 years and older has tripled in the past 30 years. Many more people require caregiving services – and today’s caregivers are providing care that’s more complex, longer-lasting, and more costly than ever before.

Caregivers’ burden – the new reality of retirement?

Winnipeg Sun | Cheryl Clock | 6 December 2014

One in 10 Canadian caregivers provides 30 or more hours of care. Nearly half of Canadians serve as informal caregivers at some point in their lives.

Please note that our sharing a piece here doesn’t imply we agree with it, just that I found it particularly interesting or noteworthy.

Written by Cori Carl
As Director, Cori is an active member of the community and regularly creates resources for people providing care.

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