Family Relationships

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Friday, January 18, 2008

As a Sandwiched Boomer, you may be facing tough long term care decisions about your aging parents. Research indicates that most elderly want to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

Do the ways in which political candidates have looked after their own parents matter to you? Perhaps some of their experiences have helped shape their policies. The family leave act, project independent choices and the independence at home plan are but a few of the programs that have been implemented in various states. What kind of policies would help you and your parents?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My parents both died in the 1990s so the caretaking policies don't apply to me. But I want to know about these issues because I think they say something about the character of the candidate.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Toyota can make a crossover car - part SUV part sedan - for the Sandwich Generation who are transporting kids and parents, surely the political candidates can spend some time on the serious and complex concerns of caregiving. Christina

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With my mother and in-laws in failing health and 2 kids in college, I'm interested in some sort of tax break for caregiving services. Even with working fulltime, we're having trouble making ends meet.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a daughter serving her second tour of duty in Iraq, my most pressing concerns are policies about terrorism and the war.

3:20 PM  

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