Beginning in 2016, the boomers will be landing on the shore of seventy something. While turning 70 is still officially classified as “young-old,” there is little doubt this milestone marks a quantum shift in the boomer lifecycle. It also presents an opportunity to reassess transition assets, a tactical prelude to recalibrating goals and expectations for the final phase of life.
Solo caregiving for a spouse takes a toll on both parties. What starts out as act of compassion and loyalty can deteriorate into a role that exceeds the best efforts of one person. Unfortunately, the stress of day to day caregiving distorts a spouse’s perception about how far out of control the situation has drifted. Reframing the situation from a new vantage point can help with reassessing the complexity, burden, and support options. This is why we created the Spousal Care Mind Map.