Mind Your Elders
When does it happen…
We’ve heard and read the horrific stories of what the impact of Covid-19 has had on the elderly confined to long-term care facilities…
We’ve seen the impact to our friends and family when faced with providing care to an aging family member Heck, many, if not most, of us are dealing with the challenges ourselves… The fact is… we worry about not only our children but also our parents.
So, the question remains… When does it happen? When do we become our parents’ parent?
No one likes statistics and certainly no one wants to consider themselves as a statistic. The fact remains, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the average age of the caregiver is 49.2 years old *.
Let’s think about this for a minute.
If the average age, today, of a caregiver is 49 and the caregiver’s parents were age 24/26 (average age of parents in 1971**) that places the parent’s ages, today, at 73/75.
"Today, I’m age 60, my mother is 95 and my father was 86 when he passed away in 2001. I have both children and grandchildren that in many ways, my wife and I ‘parent’, or at best worry about daily."
This coupled with my 95 year old mother, living next door (Everyone Loves Raymond…daily drama), we are a living example of the Sandwich Generation.
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