While we are nearing the end of November, the job of baby boomer family caregiving really never ends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted an interesting study of 109,268 baby boomers who are family caregivers.
One of the key conclusions revealed that more than half of baby boomer caregivers provided care for longer than 2 years, and more than one-quarter provided care for 20 hours or more per week. Previous studies have shown that the longer a person acts as a caregiver, including caregivers who are employed, the worse the caregiver’s health and mental health conditions become.
Here is the article along with a 5-minute podcast that discusses the study. Feel free to share your comments here or message me. I’d like to continue the conversation.