Caring.com Honors National Family Caregiver's Month; Announces Availability
of Website for More than 34 Million Caregivers
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Family Caregiver's Month, Caring.com is proud to support the more than 34 million Americans caring for an aging or ailing parent or relative by announcing the public availability of its website.
Designed to give caregivers the insight they need to make informed decisions about parents' care, Caring.com is a free, unprecedented support resource that brings together a unique blend of real world experience, expert information and resources, and original content, geared towards the most difficult topics researched and managed by people helping care for their parents -- healthcare, financial, legal, housing, and life issues.
"Caring for an aging parent is an emotional rollercoaster. There's an incredible need for reliable information, from experts and from others going through the same thing," said Andy Cohen, co-founder and CEO, Caring.com. "Our 2,000 beta users feel that Caring.com is a trusted friend that can help make a difficult journey a little bit easier, by providing reliable information, resources, and a community of other caregivers in one free, easy to use resource."
Illnesses affecting the elderly are growing dramatically as the population ages. By 2020, it is estimated more than 60 million people will be caring for an aging parent.
Baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are finding themselves among the largest group of people in the country impacted by this growth, with 41 percent currently helping to care for older family members with personal aid, financial assistance, or both. Among those that aren't caring for an aging parent, 59 percent worry about their ability to do so.
With the staggering growth in people caring for an aging or ailing
parent, boomers are now finding themselves in the position of making
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