In two decades, one out of every four families in Britain will include great-grandchildren, as well as great-grandparents, a trend that will create a new family shape, according to The Telegraph.
Some are calling this the club sandwich generation. Many baby boomers are already responsible for children and their parents, but it appears that this will be even more common in the future.
Hazel Carter, 68, knows the pressure of this from experience.
She was taking care of her grandchildren three days a week, but also tending to her elderly parents before they moved into senior housing.
"My mum is deaf and a bit partially sighted and my dad is an amputee in a wheelchair," she told the news provider. "I only lived around the corner from them but it was the responsibility of making sure that they were all right all the time - it was getting too much."
Overwhelmed families who are considering assisted living facilities should be sure to research their options before choosing a home. Experts suggest talking with current residents and asking whether they enjoy the community.