The Wide Circle of Caregiving
The Kaiser Family Foundation helped conduct a national survey of over 1,000 informal caregivers in 1998 to assess the policy issues involved with this new, growing role for many family members and friends. Nearly one of every four adults (23 percent) is an informal caregiver, and, as the American population ages, it is likely families will take on an even greater responsibility to keep their loved ones at home and in communities.
The Foundation is pleased to provide you with a chartpack that presents the key findings from the survey and a link to a just-released Health Affairs article principally authored by Karen Donelan.
- Chart Pack
- Link to an abstract of the article, “Challenged to Care: Informal Caregivers in a Changing Health System”
- Link to “Medicaid’s Role in Long-Term Care” Fact Sheet
also of interest
- Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Need Home and Community-Based Services: Supporting Independent Living and Community Integration
- Medicare's Role for Older Women
- Kaiser Family Foundation Resources on Deficit-Reduction Debate
- Key Issues in Understanding the Economic and Health Security of Current and Future Generations of Seniors