Chronically ill elderly: burden rests on families' shoulders.
Presented the XI Report on the policies of chronicity by Cittadinanzattiva
(creation date: October 16th, 2012)
If in your family there's an elderly chronically ill, you're in trouble, not only economic one. We speak about thousands of persons: in Italia in 2011 (Istat) more than 50% of people between 65 and 74 years of age has at least one chronic disease and, among those, only 30% claim to be healthy. 12,2% of sixty lives in a state of relative poverty and 5,4% in absolute poverty.
To shed light on the problems the care-elderly chronically ill and on the inevitable implication on their families is the XI national report on the policies of chronicity "Family emergency: the unbearable lightness of Welfare", presented on the 16th of October 2012 in Rome from CnAMC (national Coordination of Associations of Chronic Sick) by Cittadinanzattiva. The Report comes from data collected from 28 of 86 national associations representing more than 100000 citizens affected by chronic diseases.