Silver Book Fact

More than 1/2 of family caregivers were providing help to spouses or parents with 3 or more activities of daily living (ADL) disabilities in 1999, up about 5% from 1994.

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

  • The national median rate for assisted living facilities in 2011 was $3,261/month.  
  • One Quarter of Individuals with Chronic Illness Also Have Activity Limitations  
  • Two-Thirds of Medicare Spending is For Beneficiaries with Five or More Chronic Conditions  
  • In 2006, 42% of Americans age 75 years and over living in the community reported having a limitation in their usual activity due to a chronic condition, compared with 13%…  
  • Lost Productivity by Chronic Disease, 2003