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We will be dedicating this portion of Smart Aging's website to our Caregivers Blog and our Caregivers Network, where Caregivers of all types can come together to discuss current issues, ask and answer questions, seek advice of experts, and have a platform for an exchange of ideas, information and help.
According to recent AARP estimates, more than 34 million adults –16 percent of the adult American population – provide care to someone aged 50 years or older. About 70 percent of adult caregivers get help from family members, friends or neighbors. And about 30 percent rely on help from paid caregivers. Some family caregivers can also be paid, if they qualify, through Medicaid.
The need for Caregivers will only increase, with 10,000 people turning 65 daily in the USA. In 2020, there will be 56 million people 65 and older, up from 40 million in 2010. And questions surrounding the supply of caregivers, with everything from family birth rates changing, questions about the continuing much-less-increased supply needs for non-family paid Caregivers, and the role of technology, including robotic caregivers and the role of connected health products and services, all make for a future which will likely be both radically altered and potentially woefully under-served.
We also seek to take a global view of Caregivers, and to always want to both learn from and share the best global practices and techniques and products and services surrounding all aspects of Caregiving.