Providing For Parents

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Meanwhile, the search continues for still other innovations. Some 22 million American households are already providing help in some form to older people, and the number will only increase. According to the latest U.S. Census, the fastest-growing segment of society is people 85 and older. Clearly, creating imaginative and flexible new forms of elder care is more crucial than ever before. As Suzanne Mintz of the National Family Caregivers Association puts it, "We have never experienced a time like this, where people are living so much longer and needing more care."
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