Caregiving

These sites are listed to show the range of information available to caregivers and care recipients. WISER does not endorse any of these sites, and recommends that you investigate the sources before obtaining any services.

Valuing the Invaluable 2015 Update: Undeniable Progress, but Big Gaps Remain
This report by the AARP Public Policy Institute updates national and state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving. It also explains the challenges that family caregivers face today, highlights key policy developments for family caregivers since the last Valuing the Invaluable report was released in 2011, and provides recommendations to better support caregiving families.  

"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 High Cost of Caring: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren," this report looks at the reality of grandparents caring for their grandchildren, and their needs for public services and supports that are overlooked and underidentified. June 2013

Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

"Grandparents Investing in Grandchildren," The MetLife Study on How Grandparents Share Their Time, Values, and Money.
September 2012
Source: MetLife

"Women's Views on Multi-Generational Family Financial Obligations," A MetLife Survey of Intergenerational Findings of Baby Boomers and Generations X and Y.
February 2012
Source: MetLife

"Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents," The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers.
June 2011
Source: MetLife

"Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update - The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving," this report updates national and individual state estimates of the economic value of family caregiving using the most current available data.
July 2011
Source: AARP

"The MetLife Report on American Grandparents," this report uncovers new insights and innovations for reducing health care costs for employers.
June 2011
Source: MetLife

"Caregivers of Veterans- Serving on the Home Front," an in‑depth qualitative and quantitative portrait of caregivers of veterans.
November 2010
Source: National Alliance for Caregiving & United Health Foundation

"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: American Society on Aging

"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

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