Funder: The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

August 2019 | Infographic


Family caregivers represent an overlooked — but vital — source of care and support for older adults. Approximately 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult aged 50 and older. However, there is significant personal and economic toll on family caregivers. This infographic illustrates the issue and outlines how states can enact policies to increase support for family caregivers. This infographic was produced through the Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America, a national collaborative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies with funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, Milbank Memorial Fund, the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. See also the companion fact sheet, Supporting the Critical Role of Family Caregivers: State Opportunities.



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