Recommended Reading: Family members

Many members of “The Sandwich Generation” are surprised by what it takes to simultaneously care for both children and aging parents. As a recent article points out, “The average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who works outside the home and provides 20 hours per week of unpaid care to her mother.” Read more here.

Another family situation that requires careful planning is thinking ahead regarding those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Many do not have long-term plans for when family members lose the ability to help them access government services or care for them directly. Read more here.