1:47 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Part 1: Caring for Your Aging Parent

Albany, NY – Baby Boomers are reaching that point in life when finally the kids are older or off on their own, and all that responsibility and expense are gone with them. It's time to relax and start taking care of themselves. But for many boomers, a whole new set of responsibilities have popped up because they're caring for their parents or relatives. They face a whole new set of issues as they enter a complex world of attorney, estate planning, home healthcare, and dementia. It's estimated that 34 million Americans serve as unpaid caregivers for other adults, usually elderly relatives, and that they spend an average of 21 hours a week helping out, according to AARP. WAMC's Jim Horne spoke with people who are dealing with some of these issues, and others who can help with the enormous responsibility