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Younger generations take on the demands of caregiving

Posted by RHHAdmin on May 4, 2012 7:32:33 AM

Family means everything to most people, and as loved ones become older, younger generations frequently step up to the plate.

ABC News reports more people in their 20s and 30s are moving in with an older loved one to provide elder care. While some may be assisting their grandparents, others may be taking after mom and dad.

"This was nothing that I had planned for," Suzette Armijo, who is caring for her Alzheimer's-stricken grandmother, told the news provider. "I have to do everything for her, aside from her bathing. There's always something new going on with her medically."

In some cases, these people need to continue to work in order to pay the bills, but can't part with their elderly relative.

Of course, there are other ways to receive assistance. According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, some patients over the age of 65 are eligible to receive home health care from either a skilled nurse or a physical, occupational or speech therapist. These costs could potentially be paid for through Medicare if the senior qualifies.

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