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Inside the struggles of America's caregivers

About 53 million people in the U.S. are unpaid caregivers, and many of them are simultaneously raising young kids and taking care of a parent, earning them the title "Sandwich Generation." CBS News contributor Lisa Ling, who is a member of this generation, recently shared her personal experience by taking us into her family home. She also introduced us to another family who faced the tough choice of placing their loved one in a nursing home. Today, she shares the story of a caregiver who is determined to keep her mom at home.


The burdens of the "sandwich generation"

Between now and 2030, about 10,000 people in the U.S. will turn 65 every single day. Many experts say the country is unprepared to care for them, and that care often falls on their adult children. As Americans have children later in life, many end up taking care of a parent and young kids at the same time. They're referred to as the "sandwich generation." CBS News contributor Lisa Ling understands it personally, and she's diving into this issue.

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