Here are some alarming statistics.
According to a recent Statistics Canada census (figures globally will be equivalent, anywhere burgeoning elder populations exist):
The number of seniors who live with relatives and non-relatives in private dwellings is 393,150 – up from 285,370 only a few years’ previously;
Twenty-five percent of those aged 45 to 64 (the so-called Sandwich Generation) have children living at home and perform some form of eldercare;
Fifteen percent of those workers must take time off from their job to care for aging relatives.
Juggling multiple competing demands is tough at the best of times. You’re already split umpteen ways daily through your employment or business, significant other, children, grandchildren, home and/or car maintenance, your health and tons more.
You’re not alone.