Silver Book Fact

Older adults as primary caregiver, 2013

There were approximately 536,000 adults aged 65 and over who were the primary caregiver for their grandchildren in 2013.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

Related Facts

  • Suicide rates among older population
    Adults 85 and over have a higher suicide rate than any other population.  
  • Persons 65+ as a percentage of total population by state, 2013
     
  • Older Americans who live alone
    In 2014, about 12.5 million older Americans (non-institutionalized) lived alone.  
  • Older adults as percentage of U.S. labor force
    In 2014, older adults represented 5% of America’s labor force.  
  • The aging baby boomers
    The baby boomer group now includes about 78 million Americans–27 million are ages 55-62 and 51 million ages 44-54.