Perhaps caregiving of older relatives is getting some of the attention it deserves. In the September/October issue of the AARP magazine, there are some interesting statistics about the number of households that are made up of one or more generations, a number which has been increasing steadily since 2000, but has really shot up in the last three years. Now almost 1 in 10 households is made up of more than one generation. Wonder how that compares to 50 years ago, or 80 years ago.
There is also information about a workshop sponsored by AARP and The Links that teaches women about caregiving choices. Are any of you seeing this sort of thing being offered in your community? With about 42 million unpaid family members caring for older adults who need assistance, the need is certainly there.