As we age, it can be tempting to put off thinking about our future. There is a lot to consider—where you’ll live, who will care for you if you need it, how you’ll spend your free time.
If you’re like many older adults, you may assume your family will help take care of you as you age. But research shows that family members who care for aging family members take on heavy emotional, physical and financial burdens as a result.
These caregivers are often forced to take time away from their jobs and families and deal with high levels of stress. Our infographic details some of the other surprising costs of family caregiving.