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.
According to a new survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 35 percent of caregivers have skipped routine care, 33 percent skipped a recommended treatment, and 31 percent didn’t go to the doctor at all when sick or injured as a result of their caregiving responsibilities. Others cite impacts to their personal finances. Still, 60 percent say they feel supported in their role as a caregiver.
More than half of Hispanic adults say they have encountered a communication barrier in the health care system, and they most often turn to family and health care providers for support in overcoming these obstacles, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Since 2013, The AP-NORC Center has conducted a series of annual surveys on older Americans’ experience with aging and expectations about long-term care. Over the course of six years, the study has uncovered some striking misconceptions about what might await them as they grow older. Here’s what we found.
Adults age 18 to 39 are just as likely as those age 40 and older to have current experience providing long-term care, but younger caregivers are more likely than caregivers age 40 and older to feel stressed, according to a new study of Americans age 18 and older by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.