Your Children Will Not Be Taking Care Of You

What I’ve learned while helping the Silent Generation and listening to Millennials

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If you have children, do you expect they will care for you when you are older?

Now that my mother is elderly, and particularly before she moved into a Memory Care facility, she assumed that her five kids would care for her. It was just expected that we would help her stay in her own home as she aged, which we did (as long as we could).

While helping my elderly mother, I’ve been raising my Gen Z kids. I’ve also been listening to how other Gen X’ers and Millennials are parenting their kids and (maybe) helping the older generations.

Based on what I’ve learned and heard, I’m here to tell you that your kids are not going to take care of you when you’re old.

Even if you plan well, caregiving is a difficult job

My family had every advantage a family could have when it came time to take care of our parents.

First: Our father died suddenly of a heart attack in his early 80s. We missed our Dad, and we missed him on Mom’s behalf, but it did make it simpler to focus on Mom and her care and her many medical appointments.

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