10 Quick Facts About Caregiving


10,000 Baby Boomers are turning 65 every day.

By 2030 there will be more Americans over 65 than Americans under 18.

70% of people 65+ require assistance lasting an average of two years.

34 million people in the US provide unpaid care to an adult over 50.

Unpaid caregivers provide over 70% of all care. (VALUE: $470 BILLION).

66% of caregivers are women.

Most caregivers work full-time or part-time jobs.

In North Carolina the average nursing home bed costs over $7,000 per month.


Home health aides cost over $42,000 per year, about the median income for an average North Carolina family.


In the next 20 years, most people will be impacted in some way by our aging population.


Sources: (1), (2), (3) U.S. Census; (4), (5), (6), (7) AARP; (8), (9) 2016

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