Silver Book Fact

The typical caregiver is a 46-year-old woman with at least some college experience, providing more than 20 hours of weekly care to her mother. However, nearly 4 in 10 caregivers are men.

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • The Number of People with Chronic Condtions is Rapidly Increasing  
  • In 2030 there will be a 42% increase in cases of chronic diseases– 230.7 million people.  
  • Treated Prevalence of the Top-Ten Health Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1987, 1997, and 2006  
  • In 1998, the care given to people with chronic conditions accounted for 78% of health care spending–Now they account for 85%.  
  • In 2004, nursing home and home health care cost the nation $158.4 billion.