“Open Arms Solutions caregiver Kamlesh Debi, left, brings a slice of pie to Frank Shapira, 91, right, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Shapira’s Skokie apartment, where he receives 24-hour home health care.” (Chris Walker / Chicago Tribune)”
by Robert Channick, Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune
“As more and more baby boomers cross the threshold into old age, members of the Me Generation are confronting a growing problem: Who will take care of them when they can no longer care for themselves?
“It’s a situation few families are prepared for, but one many will face. As relatives gather for the holidays, it often becomes clear that falls, memory lapses and an assortment of maladies have taken a toll on aging loved ones and help is needed.
“But a shortage of qualified workers, rising costs and a massive demographic shift have newly minted seniors facing a caregiver crisis that could take some of the luster out of their golden years.”
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