sandwich generation--middle aged people who find themselves supporting both aging parents and their children. This recent phenomenon can be explained by an increase in the average life expectancy in conjunction with an increased number of "adult children" living at home. A 2013 Pew Foundation survey of 2,511 U.S. adults revealed that at least 15 percent of middle-aged adults are financially supporting both their parents and children.
The Baby Boomers surveyed placed little weight on "aging-friendly" homes, with only 1/5 planning to live in a senior housing. This is despite the fact that roughly 75% reported serious health issues such as arthritis or high blood pressure.