November is National Family Caregivers Month. Did you know that in the 1950s, only nine percent of American adults lived alone? Today that number is closer to 29 percent--that translates to a lot fewer live-in caregivers. In fact, in the next 14 years, there will be a 79 percent increase in the number of Americans aged 80 and older who will need assistance. The projected growth in the number of potential caregivers to serve those needs? One percent. One.
Think about the caregiving needs you and your loved ones may have in the coming years. Give it some thought and then make a plan. And if you know someone who is already providing care for a family member, give them a hug.