Aging Parents and Adult Children Together (A/PACT)

An estimated 22.4 million U.S. households — nearly one in four — now are providing care to a relative or friend aged 50 or older or have provided care during the previous 12 months. So says a recent survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Other surveys suggest that today’s Baby Boomers — adults born between 1946 and 1965 — likely will spend more years caring for a parent than for their children.

ices, making homes safe for elders, alternative living arrangements, and long-term care insurance. The articles are written by medical, legal, financial and gerontology experts, as well as caregiver support organizations. Each article includes a list of resources for more information.

Trying to care for an aging parent may seem overwhelming. Don’t be shy about asking for help from your family, seeking guidance from professionals, or talking to other caregivers. Caregiving is a universal experience.

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