There’s no escaping the affect elder care will have on our lives

By Cynthia Wilson

The ongoing debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney about who has the best plan for Medicare and senior sr citizens is confusing and frustrating for many who are paying attention.  Americans, particularly seniors and their caregivers, aren’t sure who or what to believe.

But at least people are talking, and that’s good because the largest generation of Americans will be retiring over the next 20 years.  That will affect us all at home and at the office.

Here’s my take on the situation in a recent Q&A interview with, a leading investing and financial news website.

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I'm a working wife and mom who takes care of an aging parent. Only I began doing it full-time, in my home, when I was in my mid-thirties, single and about to make a career change. Thirteen years later, mom is still living with me and I expect it to be that way until one of us leaves this earth. It hasn't always been easy managing her care. (I've helped my mother recover from surgery, and a major injury that required a nursing home stay, as well as the death of my younger brother after a long illness.) But caring for her has been worth it because I know that my assistance means she enjoys a better quality of life as she ages. I hope the experiences and information that I share will help you manage,with grace, the changes that take place in your life as you assume the responsibility of being your parent's caregiver. If you have a question you think I can answer, please contact me at

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