Survey Shows Adult Children None Too Anxious To Take Care Of Aging Parents
By Chelsea Karnash
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Think your kids will take care of you in your Golden Years? They might, but they won’t be happy about it.
That’s according to a survey of more than 1,100 adults conducted by Visiting Angels, one of the country’s largest in-home senior care companies.
In fact, 70% of adult children do not want their aging parents moving in with them, and 85% said even an increase in their inheritance wouldn’t change that.
Still, if they had to choose, most respondents said their mother would be the preferred parent to move-in, as she’s more likely to help out with cooking, cleaning and taking care of the kids.
As for good old Dad…well, let’s just say the kids are less than excited about moving him in. Only 1 in 3 respondents would choose to move their father into their home over their mother. Reasons cited include Dad’s less than stellar hygiene, along with his laziness, sloppiness and penchant for saying inappropriate things.
And the survey shows that the first child was more apt to be okay with taking care of Dad; of all of the survey respondents who said they’d rather move in their dad, the majority were oldest children.
Um, happy Father’s Day?
To see the survey results, visit: www.visitingangels.com/national-survey-reveals-children-choose-mom-over-dad-weekly-message_73