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1 Million U.S. Children Are Caregivers


If you ever needed proof that long-term care insurance is not just an "old-age" product, the headline of the USAToday LIFE section on September 14, 2005 should do it for you:

1 Million U.S. Children Are Caregivers

The number is actually 1.3 million of children ages 8-18 have been thrust into caregiving roles way too early and 58% of these child caregivers help with at least one activity of daily living such as bathing, dressing, transferring, eating, using the bathroom and yes, changing adult diapers. Most care for parents and grandparents but some are caring for siblings, aunts or uncles, or other relatives. An 18 year old girl is pictured caring for her mother who has multiple sclerosis. Click here for the entire article.

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