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A Third of Grandparent Caregivers Are Also in the Labor Force

I just learned from The Sloan Center on Aging that according to a 2011 analysis of American Community Survey data, “more than one-third (36 percent) of the 915,000 grandparents ages 60 and older who are caring for their grandchildren were in the labor force in 2010.”

The irony of this is that these grandparents are most likely caring for their parents at the same time. Talk about stress…can you even imagine?

If you are a caregiver of your parents, I have a great book for you to read; Stages of Senior Care – Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions by Paul and Lori Hogan, Founders of Home Instead Senior Care.

I’m not alone in finding this book to be exceptional. According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, he thinks this book is informative, complete and practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care.

As most all of us will find out sooner or later, choosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with multiple options available, it’s also highly personal and often emotional. This book will help you:

  • Decide if at-home care is the right choice for you and your loved ones
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of retirement communities, adult care centers, nonmedical caregivers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and hospice
  • Determine the costs of senior care options and find helpful support networks

Suzanne Mintz, President/CEO of National Family Caregivers Association says, This is not just another book on caring for aging parents. It’s a great reference you’ll use again and again.




Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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