Poll finds sandwich generation worried about own care
WASHINGTON - The sandwich generation caught between kids and aging parents is more worried than most about how to afford their own care as they grow older. But most aren’t doing much to get ready. That’s according to a new poll by The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among those 40 and over, nearly 1 in 10 are “sandwiched,” or supporting a child while providing regular care for an older loved one. Most seniors eventually will need some type of long-term care. But the poll finds that overall, 54 per cent of the 40-plus group have done little or no planning. The sandwich generation is more concerned than others their age about paying for future care or needing a nursing home, but they’re not more likely to be preparing.