Long-Term Care: Security for You and the Ones You Love (Part 2)

Today there are 25 million caregivers in the United States, most of them relatives of the person needing care.

  • 36% of these caregivers are between 51 and 64, “prime working years.”

  • 47% of these are employed and distracted from job focus by concerns about the loved ones at home.

  • 18% of the 51 to 64 year-old caregivers have had to quit their jobs to provide care.

By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term care.  It is anticipated that most will be cared for at home; family and friends are the sole caregivers for 70 percent of the elderly.

 

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