A majority of Americans age 40 and older who aren’t currently providing care say it is at least somewhat likely that a close friend or family member will need long-term care in the next five years. A majority of care in America is provided by family and close friends.1

1 Congressional Budget Office. 2013. Rising Demand for Long-Term Services and Supports for Elderly People. https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/113th-congress-2013-2014/reports/44363-ltc.pdf