As the typical primary caregivers of family members, women have always been used to looking out for others. However, they have not always had as heavy of a caregiving burden as they do today. Culturally, there has been a swing from years ago. Back in the 1930s, for example, it was common for as many as three generations to live in the same house. This allowed more family members to help out when someone in the house became ill. In today’s age, however, families are often spread across the country, further burdening women to take sole responsibility over sick family members.