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Quote Of The Week: Becoming A Caregiver, 30 Years Earlier Than Expected

“There comes a point in time where everyone has to care for a parent. It just happened 30 years sooner than I ever anticipated it.” Interview with Adrienne Glusman, who became her mother’s caregiver at age 29, as interviewed by  Clare Ansberry, “The Call to Care for Aging Parents Comes Sooner Now,” The Wall Street […]

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3,120 Reasons Women Fall Behind In Saving For Retirement

It’s simple math. Women are on average out of the workforce 12 years to care for children or an older relative. That’s 12 years of lost salary, benefits, and savings. To break it down further, that’s 3,120 days of missed work, during which they serve – unpaid – at home raising children or caring for […]

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3 Fast Facts: How Adult Children Help Out With Long-Term Care

Fact #1:   17 percent of adult children will serve as caregivers for their aging parents. Fact #2:   Those who do help out with caregiving will spend an average of 77 hours per month, which can “strain both their finances and their health,” says a recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at […]

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Quote Of The Week: Taking Care of Aging Parents Harder Than Managing Small Kids

“Taking care of aging adults is more draining than taking care of small children for most people, according to a study by Northwestern Mutual released Monday. Sixty percent of those surveyed say caring for two aging adults is more demanding than caring for two children ages 3 to 5.” Karen DeMasters, “Americans Aren’t Prepared To […]

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How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Caregiving is: a). Rewarding b). Stressful c). Exhausting d). Draining e). All of the above. The answer for most people will be (e). All of the above. Over 65 million Americans are now serving as full or part-time caregivers for family members, “preparing meals, taking over household duties, managing doctor appointments and medications, and in some […]

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“8 Fabulous Resources for Family Caregivers”

We know that several of our clients provide or coordinate care for an aging parent, so we wanted to pass on a helpful link put together by Sally Abrahms. Sally writes about aging and boomers for AARP and other national venues, and has first-hand experience caring for her own elderly parents. Follow this link to […]

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Caregiving’s Secret Weapon: The “Oldest Adult Daughter”

Here is something many of our female clients can relate to. Joseph Coughlin, director of the AgeLab at MIT, talks about how every country has the same secret weapon for taking care of aging parents  — “the oldest adult daughter.” “The No. 1 technology to take care of an aging society around the world has been the oldest adult daughter: […]

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Did You Miss Our Luncheon Seminar on Caregiving?

Did you miss the Thursday, April 19 client luncheon we hosted on caregiving featuring special guest Knyvett Lee?  Knyvett is Executive Director/CEO of CareSource, a not-for-profit social services agency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is an expert in care management, guardianship and elder advocacy. Knyvett and I first met about twenty years ago when I was a Trust Officer for a South […]

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Quote of the Week: Caregiving Often Falls to Women

“The average caregiver in 2009 was a 49-year-old woman who had a job outside the home and spent nearly 20 hours per week providing unpaid care to her mother, according to a 2011 AARP Public Policy Institute study.” Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, April 9, 2012, “Caregiving for loved ones the ‘new normal’ for boomers” We hosted a […]

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Special Luncheon Invitation for Clients: Focus on Caregiving

According to AARP, one-quarter of adult children in the United States are currently providing personal care or financial assistance to a parent.  If you are already caring for a parent or other family member, or need to plan for what’s ahead, don’t miss our informal luncheon discussion on: Thursday, April 19  –  Noon to Two […]

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