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Thursday, December 09, 2021

Are you prepared to be your parent's caregiver?

The shift from being your parent’s “child,” albeit an adult one, to being their caregiver can be jarring, but it’s a role many adults take on as their parents age.

Today, approximately 53 million Americans — more than one in five — provide care for a family member, most often a parent or loved one over age 50. Their responsibilities can cover a wide range of tasks, from helping with activities of daily living, to providing some medical care or managing financial, legal and medical decisions.

Understanding and preparing for the responsibilities can help you take better care of your loved ones — and yourself. The best time to prepare is before your loved ones require assistance. Here are important areas to consider when looking ahead at your role as family caregiver. Click on the link below for guidance in this new role: