GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011 - (Page 34)

Health on hold D What’s the real cost of caregiving? Humana Inc. is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans. Hot link: * “Baby Boomers Put Own Health on Back Burner to Care for Parents, Other Loved Ones” (the source for this article), with more results from the Humana survey of 1,000 boomers of ages 45-64 34 GRAND oes this sound like you? You have less time for your own interests, you’re skipping social activities, you’re dipping into savings and you’re anxious about your future financial picture. You’re not alone. A new survey* commissioned by Humana reveals that almost half of all baby boomers say that tending to their own health and well-being comes second to caring for the health needs of loved ones. Today in the U.S. there are 52 million caregivers playing a critical support role in our health system. While 81 percent of the surveyed boomers feel appreciated, the vast majority also feel stressed and exhausted; more than one in three say they often feel helpless. JAN FEB 2011 “People who ignore their personal well-being are often fine at first,” says Jean Bisio, president of Humana Cares, “but over time the impact on one’s personal health can be seen in weight gain, fatigue, and stress-related illness.” Share this article with your friends.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011

Grand - Jan/Feb 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Fabulous After 50
A Midlife Faith
Grand Products
Cover Story
Grands With a Mission
Your Grandkids' Health
Dr. Marion
Health on Hold
Boomers and Boomerang Kids
Grandparent Rights
Kinship Care
Grand Families
Talking Can Save Your Life
Grand Finale

GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011