I find these statistics provided by Ms. Abrahms to be particularly interesting...
- 56% of the 39.8 million eldercare providers were women.
- 23% of providers also had one or more kids at home under age 18.
- One out of six people in the U.S., or 16% of the civilian noninstitutional population ages 15+, spent time helping elders, and
- More than 60% of care for an older person came from someone age 45+; one-sixth by a person age 65+.
As our population ages, this topic becomes even more important for all of us to consider. How are you impacted by eldercare... and how might you be affected in the future?