- May 3, 2017
- Posted by: Sean McGuire
- Category: Medicare
Retirement planning should include the consideration of caregiving for a parent. The very old are the fastest growing segment of the population and more baby boomers are finding themselves with unexpected responsibilities.
America’s Healthcare Challenge is a radio program has been informing national listeners since 2012 of how the aging population, changing laws and other factors are affecting them financially. We answer to your questions in the program produced by E.D. Bellis.
In this week’s show, we encouraged listeners to submit questions to be answered live on the air. Here is a common one that impacts the millions of baby boomers.
I am 68 and am a Caregiver to my aging mother who is 91. When my husband & I retired, we thought we would have greater freedom. We don’t have a life because we are caring for my aging mother. Are we alone in this, or are we part of a much larger problem?
- The longer life-expectancy and growing numbers of aging Americans and has changed retirement in the 21st century that includes caregiving for a parent.
- The very old or those who are over 80 are the fastest growing segment of the population.
- They are expected to increase 51 percent between 2010 and 2030.
- These individuals are often taken care of by their children.
- Sometimes there are older children that have worse healthcare problems than the parent.
- Education is an important component as is seeking out certain state and local programs for help.
Where to learn more:
This episode of America’s Healthcare Challenge will give you more information on the subject.
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