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on Sep 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
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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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