Planning for Your Care when Family is Far Away or You are Single
June 12, 2017

According to the AARP, more than 30 million Americans, or 10 percent of the US population, care for at least one aging family member. However, many American families are smaller than they were in past generations. In addition, increased mobility resulting from shifting job markets and advances in transportation and technology over the past 20 years mean that many adult children are no longer in the same geographical location as their parents. These factors, coupled with the fact that baby boomers divorced at a greater rate than previous generations, leaves many elders without family to provide care as their health declines. So, they are turning to friends to fill in the gap.
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