Our population is aging. With medical advances, better nutrition and improved living conditions, we are all living longer. In fact, projections indicate the percentage of the population over 65 will continue to increase through the first quarter of the 21st century, with the over-85 group growing the fastest.
As we live longer, many of us will require care to maintain our independence, quality of life and emotional and physical health. Oftentimes, this means that family members will act as caregivers.
Because the baby boomer generation has delayed childbearing, many Americans may find themselves caring for both aging parents and children. The demands - and the stresses - can be enormous.
Whether you are currently a caregiver, about to move into that role, or preparing for the time when you and your family may need to make these decisions, you'll find information and resources here that will help you.
Welcome to icaregiver.org.
Laurence C. Gumina
President & CEO, OPRS