Seniors’ Housing Center Provides Support for Family Caregivers
As part of National Family Caregivers Month observations, the National Center for Seniors’ Housing Research (NCSHR) — established in 2000 as a cooperative effort between the NAHB Research Center and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging — is highlighting its efforts to support family caregivers.
The center’s goal is to offer the home building industry and consumers the most current information on older adult housing issues and options so that all Americans can live comfortably, safely and independently in their own homes as they age, regardless of income or ability level.
The NCSHR supports caregivers by providing them with resources to address the housing needs of older adults in a cost-effective manner, said Charlotte Wade, the center’s program director. This includes participation in the National Family Caregiver Support Program.
Today, more than 22.4 million spouses, adult children, relatives and friends provide unpaid assistance to older persons, helping them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.