The inescapable truth about being human beings is that they age and they die. Moreover, this is the ultimate fate of all human beings on Earth. The baby boomers are aging and most of them are coming to the tough realities of becoming the caregivers. The Center of Bankers Life did release a new report which suggests that securing the retirements of caregiving is not everybody’s cup of tea.
The survey suggests that around 46% of the baby boomers will turn into caregivers eventually. Moreover, 92% of these Baby Boomers will become big-time caregivers. They would also make the bigger lifestyle sacrifices for their loved ones. However, the sacrifices would possibly take a toll on their lives and put them at unprecedented risk, mostly in finance.
Why are the Baby Boomers the perfect caregivers?
Not every human being on the planet is cut out to become a caregiver. However, if the boomers are willing enough to make sacrifices, then they will give up on a few things, 66% of the people will reduce their expenditure whereas 41% of the boomers are going to travel very less. Around 27% of boomers would move to a new house and the other 27% would cut back their working hours. Moreover, 19% of Baby Boomers will stop working completely.
On the other hand, it’s a very positive sign when it comes to cutting back the travel and discretionary spending. However, reducing their own working hours is a different thing altogether. Another study suggests that 30% of the baby boomers will withdraw from their retirement savings for paying in healthcare expenses.
Being a caregiver would also require a person to take care of themselves as well. People who are expecting to become caregivers at a certain point in life, they should begin with their expectations from the beginning. It somebody cares for people, then they should get the care they need in return.