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Averting the Caregiving Crisis: An Update

January 1, 2012

This report explains the increased burden that will be placed on family caregivers in the U.S. as the baby boomer generation advances into retirement age. An update from the 2010 report, “Averting the Care giving Crisis: Why We Must Act Now,” this report restates the original 12 recommendations as six strategic initiatives that the U.S. should implement in order to ensure that family caregivers are equipped to care for their elders.

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Key Takeaways

Public education is needed on the roles and risk family caregivers take in the U.S.’s long-term health care system.
Evidence-based caregiver programs have the greatest chance of improving the health and well-being of caregivers.
Non-traditional service delivery settings should be supported with grants, training and technical assistance.

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