You have a very enlightening site for caregivers. And I'm especially intrigued by the postings in the "sandwich generation" category. I'm currently writing a book on how caregivers experiencing the sandwich situation deal with stress and endure day after day, year after year. I'm working closely with Caregiverzone.com on this project also.
So many books out on the market have neglected to broadcast the uncensored, honest thoughts and feelings of the caregivers themselves. You mentioned that it will take more and more people to experience being a caregiver or needing a caregiver before legislation can be affected. I agree, but I'm learning that it will also take mass experience to enlighten people to the tough day-to-day stresses and pressures caregivers go through at all. Until more people are doing it, the majority of people will not know what really goes on.
What are your thoughts on this?
I'm not a caregiver myself, but I am a researcher who has specialized in topics of inner strength and triumph over adversity since 1995. I'm learning all I can and finding so many wonderful people sharing their advice and experience.
I wish you much health and happiness.