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Why STC – An Overview

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Caregiving will touch everyone at some point in life yet most people don’t recognize it as a critical issue. They are not aware that today more than 65 million people (29% of the population) are serving in that role and are burning out fast.

Or that many more caregivers will be needed as our aging population doubles to 71 million by 2030. And that 25 million people are projected to develop dementia by 2050 unless a cure is found.

Caregiving responsibility tends to fall upon one or two family members who in many instances are also holding down jobs and have children.

This scenario can lead to poor health for the caregiver and isolation of the person in need of care.  And people who live alone (far from or without family) are especially in need of support when a health crisis hits.

So, who is going to take care of everybody in the future with the escalating cost of health care, home care, and a declining number of health professionals?

 

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