As our lifespans lengthen, many middle-aged adults are finding themselves becoming caregivers to their elderly parents. This role is consuming both in the physical, mental and financial spheres of life. Not only can it cause familial discord, stress, and an increase in daily responsibilities, it will also have a massive impact on your emotional and financial situation. The financial challenges that come with this role can add up over time and even those who feel like they are fully prepared, find themselves in shock of the financial investment it takes to care for an elderly parent. If you have unexpectedly been placed in this role, there are still ways that you can keep your retirement planning on track while being a caregiver.