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October 19, 2021

Adult Grandchildren Caring for their Grandparents

Seniors have much longer life expectancies than they did a few decades ago, largely thanks to new medical advancements and people living healthier lifestyles. More seniors are reaching 80, 90 or even 100 years of age. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau says that the number of people reaching 90 years of age has now tripled in the United States. One advantage of living longer is being able to strengthen connections with younger family members. Because seniors now live to a much older age, they get to watch their grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up to become adults. Because seniors are living longer, many adult grandchildren also take up a caregiving role and helping their grandparents enjoy their elder years. This can add a completely new dynamic to the grandparent-grandchild relationship. This article will take a closer look at that relationship to help you make it as rewarding as possible.