While catching up on reading I came across an article in the New York Times that addresses how the recession has impacted families who are caring for a family member.  The article does a great job of describing the hardships to caregivers caused by the recession.

The full article can be found at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/us/07squeeze.html?scp=1&sq=Chokehold&st=cse