How to prepare the family when an aging loved one is moving in

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Adding a new member to the household will affect everyone, so each member of the family, including young children, should be included when discussing how the family dynamic will change when an aging loved one moves into the home. Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – No man or woman, regardless of their age, wants to consider that a day may come when they need to rely on loved ones to help them perform everyday activities. But every day tens of millions of people serve as unpaid caregivers for their aging friends or family members. A 2015 survey from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP found that approximately 34.2 million people had provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. Many unpaid caregivers are pulling double duty, caring for their aging parents while also raising families of their own. While there’s no guarantee that aging men and women will require care, caregivers figure to become more necessary as life expectancies increase. In fact, recent years have seen the senior population in the
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