National Seniors Australia has today released new research on the grandparenting activities of older Australians.
The peak advocacy and consumer organisation for older Australians, released the research as part of a major report called ‘Australian Grandparents Care’ and follows research released last week into unpaid care.
The report has noted the impact COVID-19 has had on the care grandparents provide by the hole it’s left because of older Australians having to socially isolate and therefore unable to look after their grandchildren.
National Seniors CEO Professor John McCallum describes grandparenting as being like ‘intergenerational Lego’.
“It links the generations strongly and this was taken apart during the COVID-19 shutdown and is being put back together as social restrictions ease,” he said.