A caregiver is anyone who provides help to another person in need. There are over 65 million Americans who provide care to a loved one. "There is definitely a changing age structure within families today," says Neal Cutler, PhD, the executive director of the Center on Aging for the Motion Picture and Television Fund in Woodlawn Hills, Calif. "Its cause is simply greater longevity."
With more Americans living well beyond their 70s, more adult children are now left in a position where they have to be caregivers for their aging parents. Are you a caregiver, or do you know one? Is it a possibility that you will be one in the near future? Look at this list for the things you need to know and be prepared for, some sooner than you may think!