AARP Report: Aging Baby Boomers, Growing Care Gap

Source from the Pennsylvania Homecare Association

A new report released by the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that the supply of family caregivers is unlikely to keep pace with future demand as Baby Boomers age into their 80s.

The report uses a caregiver support ratio to estimate the availability of family caregivers during the next few decades. In 2010, the caregiver support ratio was more than seven potential caregivers for every person in the high-risk years of 80 plus. However, by 2030, the ratio is projected to decline sharply to four to one and is expected to fall further to less than three to one in 2050, when all Boomers will be in the high-risk years of late life.

Click here to download the report.