Silver Book Fact

In 1999, nearly 40% of caregiving children were assisting parents who were age 85 or older, compared to about 34% in 1994. Nearly 13% of caregiving children were age 65 or older themselves.

Spillman B, Black K. Staying the Course: Trends in family caregiving. Washington, DC: AARP; 2005. http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/2005_17_caregiving.pdf

Reference

Title
Staying the Course: Trends in family caregiving
Publication
AARP Public Policy Institute
Publisher
AARP
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Spillman B, Black K
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2003, Medicare beneficiaries in fair or poor health had the highest average out-of-pocket health care costs of the health status groups, both in dollars and % of income ($4,000…  
  • Most older Americans have at least one chronic condition.  From 2006-2008, the most frequently occurring conditions among older Americans were: Hypertension (38%) Diagnosed arthritis (50%) All types of heart disease (32%) Any cancer (22%) Diabetes…  
  • Providing health care for an older American costs 3 to 5 times more than for an individual under age 65. As the population ages, the nation’s health care spending is…  
  • Older Adults Are More Likely to Have Chronic Conditions, but Americans of All Ages are Affected  
  • The average annual rate for home health aides is $25.32. This includes licensed and Medicare-certified home care providers, non-certified but licensed home care providers, and non-certified and non-licensed home care…