Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Carers in the 'sandwich generation' forced to act as nurses

Carers in the 'sandwich generation' forced to act as nurses More than 40,000 people caring for a cancer sufferer are now having to fulfil core nursing tasks such as administering medicine and changing dressings, new data reveals.

The cohort of people performing these roles has expanded by over quarter in the last five years, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

They charity estimates they now form part of a 110,000-strong “sandwich generation” of carers who are faced with looking after both a parent with cancer and their own children, almost nine in ten of whom are also juggling a job. The Daily Telegraph

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