More senior folks are becoming caregivers to their older folks, reports KQED.
While folks in their 60’s and 70’s are still taking care of their parents financially and emotionally, they are also “caught in between eras” contributing to their children, and in many cases, grandchildren as well.
KQED reports that this is not uncommon today as folks are living longer, some reaching 100 years old, and still needing assistance and care, which is often taken on by their senior offspring.
Though these senior citizens might be contemplating their own retirement, they are still taking on more stress when they become full-time or part-time caregivers to their parents in old age.
“For family caregivers, almost 50 percent report some type of strain or symptoms of depression,” says Donna Benton, gerontology professor at University of Southern California, as reported by KQED.
There is currently no data available on the issue.
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