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by Brendan Flinn, Public Policy Institute, May 22, 2018
Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers (PDF)
One in Four: New Public Policy Institute Report Spotlights Millennial Family Caregivers (blog)
This is What the Challenging Life of a Millennial Caregiver Looks Like (Time Magazine article)
Millennial Family Caregivers More Likely to Care for Someone with a Mental or Emotional Health Issue, AARP Report Finds (press release)
Infographic on Millennial Family Caregivers (jpg)
Infographic on Hispanic/Latino Millennial Family Caregivers (jpg)
En español | Throughout the United States, family caregivers provide critical support to adults with a chronic, disabling, or otherwise serious health condition. Each year, about 40 million American adults provide support with basic functional (e.g., help with eating, bathing), household (e.g., meal preparation, help with shopping), and medical/nursing tasks to help individuals remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Of these 40 million family caregivers, about 1 in 4 is part of the Millennial generation.
Using data from the AARP Public Policy Institute-National Alliance for Caregiving’s Caregiving in the U.S 2015 and other national data sources, this Spotlight is the first to look comprehensively at Millennials as family caregivers. It offers a closer look into the background, experiences, and challenges involved with being a Millennial family caregiver, including:
Taking all of these factors together, it is clear that Millennials in the caregiving role have a unique experience that will influence and shift how we discuss and support family caregivers.
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