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.

Video Interactive – Perspectives on Caregiving (2018)

Unpaid family members and friends provide much of the long-term care that older Americans need to remain in their homes and communities as they age. However, these caregivers often shoulder a large personal burden themselves, according to an AP-NORC Center survey of adults with caregiving experience. This AP-NORC Center video interactive explores the perspectives of these informal caregivers.

New Survey Reveals Many Caregivers Face Physical, Mental, And Financial Difficulties

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2018 — Forty percent of Americans have experience providing long-term care to an older family member or friend, and many of these informal caregivers face significant health challenges themselves, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.