The population of Americans age 65 and older is growing at an unprecedented rate. In 2014, there were 46.2 million adults age 65 and older, and this number is expected to more than double to comprise about 98 million older adults by the year 2060. How to plan for and finance high-quality long-term care will remain a key policy question for lawmakers in the years to come. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from The SCAN Foundation, is undertaking a series of major studies on the public’s experiences with, and opinions and attitudes about, long-term care in the United States.

Long-Term Caregiving: The Types of Care Older Americans Provide and the Impact on Work and Family

Many older Americans who take on a caregiving role for an aging loved one lack the training they need to provide that care. They have limited access to programs designed to provide a break to caregivers and face difficulties in the workplace, a new poll shows. Still, the majority describe…

Infographic – America’s long-term caregivers provide a wide range of assistance, but often feel undertrained and burdened while balancing work and caregiving (2017)

A 2017 study of Americans age 40 and older with experience providing long-term care to a loved one finds that many provide a wide range of assistance, though only half say they had most of the training they need.