Caregivers need more than a national day of recognition

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One in four people in Canada care for a loved one, friend or neighbour.

And earlier this month the Prime Minister recognized the millions of Canadian caregivers who help support someone in their lives, by declaring April 4th to be National Carers Day.

But Laura Funk, an Associate Professor in sociology who studies aging and health care, says carers in this country need more than a day of recognition.

 

 

 

Interview by Jim Brown, of The 180 on CBC Radio.

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