Here in the United States, the elderly population is growing quite rapidly as the Baby Boomer generation, a large one by any standards, continues to age. In fact, the population of those who have reached or exceeded the age of 65 – when you are first considered to be elderly – grows each and every year. For many people, age comes with some level of infirmity, from the development of dementia to simply being unable to meet all of their physical needs, and long term care will become necessary for nearly three quarters of the total elderly population.
For many people in need of long term care, moving in with a family member seems like the best option. After all, many people are hesitant about becoming part of an assisted living community, and the costs of such can sometimes prove a difficulty. Besides, moving in with a loved one is often something that simply feels easier and less difficult from an emotional standpoint. However, relying on a loved one for long term care is not always