Today, more than one in four adults in America is caring for a loved one who needs help, usually a parent. Here in Connecticut, it’s estimated that more than 700,000 residents are providing unpaid care for a loved one at some point during the year. Many times an adult child is cast suddenly into this role after an aging parent suffers a fall or a medical crisis. But more often, a parent’s need for support happens gradually and may not be so obvious. The holidays are a great time to assess how your loved ones are doing to determine if they may need some extra help.
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