More than 42 million individuals provided daily care for an adult family member in 2009, according to data published by the American Association of Retired Persons. Nearly 62 million more provided at least some care throughout the year.
That number will likely continue to grow as baby boomers age. So what can children do now to protect the long-term interests of themselves and their loved ones? A representative with AARP encourages families to have candid conversations about future care options. Understanding an elderly parent’s preferences and goals can make difficult decisions easier.
It is also wise to have the proper…