Research: Caregiving Issues

"Caregiving in the U.S. 2015"

Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 is a joint research study between the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP providing new insights into higher-hour caregivers (at least 21 hours of care a week), caregivers ages 75 and older, multicultural caregivers (including African American/black, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian American/Pacific Islander populations), and the challenges facing caregivers in the workplace.  

"The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers," describes findings of research showing that while family caregivers are aging themselves they are also providing care to loved ones at a time when they need to be planning and saving for their own retirement.
June 2011
Source: Metlife Mature Market Institute

"The Metlife Study of Working Caregivers and Employer Health Care Costs," explains how healthcare costs are increased for employers with eldercare responsibilities and suggests methodology to minimize these issues.
February 2010
Source: Metlife Mature Market Institute

"The Evercare Survey of the Economic Downturn and its Impact on Family Caregiving," details how caregiving has changed due to the recession. Includes a discussion of financial issues for caregivers as well as their resulting levels of stress and living and working conditions.
April 2009
Source: National Alliance for Caregiving

"Hispanic Family Caregiving in the U.S." describes prevalence and intensity of Hispanic family caregiving and provides cultural justifications for these trends.
November 2008
Source: Evercare in collaboration with the National Alliance for Caregiving

"Family Caregiving: State of the Art, Future Trends" describes findings of research by key experts on today's changing face of caregiving.
March 2007
Source: The National Center on Caregiving, the Family Caregiver Alliance in partnership with the American Society on Aging (ASA)

"Respite Services: Enhancing the Quality of Daily Life for Caregivers and Care Receivers," outlines respite services available for family caregivers of older adults and provides insight as to how these programs can benefit caregivers and individuals receiving care.
September 2006
Source: Lund, Dale A., et al, University of Utah Center on Aging

"A Look at Working-Age Caregivers' Roles, Health Concerns, and Need for Support," discusses financial vulnerability and difficulties of caregivers such as the lack of access to healthcare.
August 2005
Source: Ho et al, the Commonwealth Fund

"Caregiving and Retirement Planning: What Happens to Family Care Givers Who Leave the Workforce," discusses the financial repercussions of caregiving.
December 2003
Source: Young, Laurie and Newman, Sandra; Family Caregiver Alliance.


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