Basic Things To Know About Caring For An Aging Parent

In 1994, 3 percent of men and 9 percent of women provided most basic care for a senior citizen; by 2008, those numbers had skyrocketed to 17 percent and 28 percent. These are just the people who provide full-time or nearly full-time care. They do not include the millions of other people who spend significant parts of their lives ferrying loved ones back and forth between doctor’s appointments, helping with grocery shopping, providing meals three or four nights a week, and so on.

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