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.

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