While caring for adults as they age can be a challenging responsibility for children and other family members, it's also a time to reflect on happy memories and plan for the future. Those with aging parents may be tasked with caregiving, housing and even legal responsibilities. If you find yourself caring for an aging loved one, it's important to remember you're not alone.
In fact, caring for adults and parents as they get older is fairly common, and the demand for caregivers continues to increase. A study found that 41.8 million adults in the U.S. are caregivers to patients ages 50 and older. With the growing prevalence of senior caregiving across the nation, it’s likely you or someone you know will take the lead to help aging parents live comfortably and have peace of mind.
Whether your aging parent or loved one needs support for the first time, or you’re planning for the future, it’s important to be prepared. This could mean ensuring legal documents and up-to-date life insurance policies are in order, and keeping medical support on speed dial.
Read on or skip to our aging parents checklist for a step-by-step guide to help you navigate senior life planning.