80,000 elderly Czechs looked after by their families

Some 80,000 elderly Czechs are being cared for by their families, mainly women, according to the results of a study presented by the Institute of Sociological Studies at Charles University on Thursday. The average Czech family dedicates 41 hours a week to care for an aging relative. The result were presented at a launch of a campaign Generace uprostřed, Generation in the Middle, organised by the charity Život 90, which focuses on the generation which is both raising children and caring for a parent. Statistics indicate that by the year 2030, the number of older Czechs requiring full-time care will rise up to 145,000.

Author: Ruth Fraňková