a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.
Millennials will soon represent the largest population in the United States. As of 2016, there were 71 million people between the ages of 20 and 35. So… there are a lot of us. There are also a ton of millennial caregivers. About 10 million, according to a 2017 TIME.com article.
We are the offspring of the Baby Boomer generation. We’re entitled, self-centered, and unaware. At least, that’s the popular narrative. While surely there are 20-and-30-somethings who fit that description, there is a fast-growing subgroup that doesn’t get nearly the same publicity. Millennial Caregivers.
With increasing healthcare costs, shrinking social reserves, and inadequate savings, the responsibility of caregiving is falling more and more on the children of Baby Boomers. Unfortunately, there are few resources available for these young caregivers who are starting careers and families of their own, while witnessing the decline of their parents’ health. How do they find the right doctors? When is it time for mom to move into an Assisted Living Facility? And wtf is an Advanced Directive?
Our Turn 2 Care can’t solve all the world’s problems, but we can help you navigate this unfamiliar territory a bit more easily.