Families Encouraged To Provide Care For Older Family Members

Families are being encouraged to provide the necessary care for older siblings especially when they are not in a position to provide self-care, said officials from the Department of Social Development.The month of Older Persons in St. Kitts and Nevis is observed every October, which is an extension of the United Nations official celebration of International Day.

While appearing on the Government’s Weekly Programme, “Working for You”, on October 03, Acting Director in the Department of Social Services and Community Development, Mrs. Ann Wigley, said that families should be more sensitive to their older family members and take responsibility for their care rather than leaving it solely to the department’s homecare officers.