Government’s Plan for Staffing Crisis Focuses on Families Filling the Gap The 2018 United States Census Bureau report shows that as soon as 2035, older adults will outnumber children in the US. With the population aging, the demand for healthcare services increases significantly when the healthcare industry faces potential critical staffing shortages. Outpatient procedures occur […]
To improve benefits, Medicare and Medicaid, laws that support caregivers, and other regulations related to family care, advocates gather data that tells those in power our story. Understanding who provides care and under what circumstances helps patient and caregiver advocates campaign for improvements in laws and regulations. Find out the latest survey data about how caregiving impacts finances, employment, personal health, and more. In addition, discover how shortages in hospital staffing promote early patient discharge home with the expectation that families provide the recovery care. Plans are under consideration for moving to community care with home visits and the family home as the site of care.
No One to Care for Patients The “National Data on Caregivers” show approximately fifty-three million adult caregivers in the United States. Between 2015 and 2021, the United States saw a 21% increase in adults providing unpaid care to their family members. Why such a significant increase? One reason suspected is
How Does Caregiving Impact the Caregiver’s Health? 23% report their health has declined in the past five years due to caregiving 21% state their health has been negatively affected 54% expect to be caring for someone in the next five years 44% have made plans regarding health care decisions and living arrangements if something should
What is the Impact of Caregiving on the Caregiver’s Financial Health? 1:5 family caregivers report experiencing a significant financial strain. 41% report no strain. 21-19% report little to moderate strain. 12-7% report significant or severe strain. Caregivers, aged 18-49, experience a greater degree of financial strain per age group (maybe due to limited savings
Do Caregivers Work In Addition to Providing Care? 61% of caregivers work outside the home 61% say they have experienced a work-related impact 53% report being late, leaving early or needing accommodations with time off to deal with family matters 21% provide unpaid care (up from 18% in 2015) 10% need to stop working outside
According to the National Data on Caregivers, Who are Caregivers? According to the “National Data on Caregivers,” family caregivers represent every type of person imaginable – young, old, every ethnic group, trained and untrained. At some point, most people experience the need to care for someone else either temporarily or longer. Man = 39%
Caregivers Face Financial Hardships According to the AARP “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report, one in five caregivers experiences a significant amount of financial hardship. While all caregivers face financial hardships, the effect is worse for some than others. The survey found the following trends from the data collected. Caring for adults aged 18-49 costs