A surge in the ranks of unpaid caregivers for elderly relativesJeris Baker lives with her 91-year-old father in his Land Park home and takes care of him. She pays his bills. She doles out the 17 medications he takes every day for issues ranging from dementia to heart problems and macular degeneration. She watches over him at night, worried about his sleep apnea. She takes him to the doctor and deals with the maze of his medical insurance. She makes sure he has a comfortable life. And she’s grateful.
By: Anita Creamer, McClatchy Newspapers