burden of care shifts from family to social service agencies, she said.
are not easy questions to find answers to, she said. is still a challenge. It doesn become a problem until we can find solutions to the challenge. But we have time. This shift is taking place relatively slowly and we have time to think and adapt. But now is that time.
may be a tension between what they like to do, what their economic condition forces them to do, and even what the economy needs them to do, she said.
Several factors affect retirement decisions: assets, health, the economy and the labor market, and institutional factors such as Social Security and other benefits. Some attending the conference most of them involved in providing some type of elder care added that many aging Mainers also face pressure to remain in the work force because they are caring for grandchildren and for their own aging parents.