According to a survey conducted in Famagusta by the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health in September 2022 14 out of 15 (93%) family members who take care of the elderly are women.
It is unfortunate that in an age where women work jobs, do unpaid work at home, and look after their children and grandchildren, the burden of caring for elderly parents is still on daughters.
Women suffer due to social pressure and lack of support regarding elderly care at home.
This burden should not be carried only by women.
As society changes and the elderly population increases, there should be social policies in place to support elderly in their old age. If sufficient social and financial support is in place, elderly care no longer becomes a ‘burden’.
Association of Elderly Rights & Mental Health