preview

Life Expectancy In The United States: A Case Study

Decent Essays
The life expectancy in the United States has increased significantly, just since 1900 the life expectancy was 47 years has jumped 76 years in 2000. Because of this more older adults need caregivers and their primary caregiver are their adult children. “Adult children who become the primary caregiver for an aging parent often experience significant stress, mental and physical tension due to the ensuing emotional and financial obligations imposed on them.” (Solberg, 2014) As pointed out Dorothy Miller coined the term “sandwich generation” referring to women in their 30s-40s who were taking care of both their children and parents. Since then the term sandwich generation has been split into different settings: traditional referring to much older
Get Access