As your parents age, their minds and bodies change. So wouldn’t it make sense that the type of health care they receive would change as well?
So, what is it you want to be in retirement, when you are all grown up?
For boomers, one of the unforeseen challenges of parenting a parent can arise when Mom or Dad becomes dependent on them for financial support.
Being an adult, with adult responsibilities like raising a family, building a career and managing our finances, is serious stuff. We get so focused on overseeing our obligations we lose the ability to be spontaneous, to get a little silly and to “Have fun!”
Not only is it important to have an in-depth discussion about aging with parents, but it is equally important to speak with your children or other potential caregivers now, to set the groundwork for your own later years.
Caregiving for aging loved ones has become the new normal for boomers.