- A large majority of caregivers provide care for a relative (85%), with 49 percent caring for a parent or parent-in-law.
- An estimated 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child.
- Approximately 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older.
- The majority of caregivers are female (60%).
Source: Caregiving in the United States, 2015; National Alliance for Caregiving, AARP
At some point in your life you may find yourself taking on the role of providing care for an older family member. Perhaps you already are among the one in four households serving this important role. While family caregivers are an important part of addressing the long-term needs of loved ones, many also turn to professional service providers.
The tools in this section of Serve Our Seniors are designed to help those already serving as caregivers for an older family member explore the issues facing caregivers today, as well as those seeking information about caregiver resources provided by state, federal or provincial government agencies.
Resources for Caregivers
Visit our interactive map to contact your state or provincial securities regulator and to find other resources for seniors.