Report on Caregiving in America Released
AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) have released their findings from their most recent national survey of US caregivers. The report reveals that nearly one in five US adults – 20% of the total population – are providing care for another adult through sickness and/or disability. Strikingly, growing proportions of our caregivers reported negative consequences of this role, including 26% having difficulty coordinating care, 21% reporting their own poor health, and 45% facing financial distress due to caregiving. This report underscores the need for our health care system to assess caregiver burden and provide support.
Read the report, along with its executive summary, an infographic, and detailed profiles of caregivers by demographic segment.