A Report from Edith Cowan University Western Australia has found having a "moderate" amount of grandparent caring can extend life but full time doesn't! Sadly many grandparent carers don't get the choice!
But government and local authorities need to grasp the impact on kinship carers of taking on full time care - and support appropriately.
GRANDPARENTS who occasionally look after the grandchildren can add five years to their lives. But those who have the children fulltime are negatively impacted, both mentally and physically.