Over the years, the abilities of families to become caregivers were made easier because of several reasons. Forty years ago families were bigger. Two or three generations lived in the same house. Life expectancy was shorter, and seriously ill family members were not expected to live longer. Today, elderly live independently from their children, families are scattered across the country, and most adults cannot stay home to provide care.
So now what? Who can provide the care necessary for our family member?