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Caregivers in New York are Stressed and Would Like More State Government Support

AARP 2023 New York Survey on Caregiving and Long-Term Care

Caregivers in New York 40-plus are likely to be caring for their parents, most likely their mother, according to a recent AARP survey.  They help with many basic activities of daily living such as bathing or dressing, mobility, meals, and medications.

spinner image Woman providing caregiving to an older woman

Caregivers are also likely to be working full- or part-time and spending their own money on caregiving.

These caregivers are stressed and do not believe their state government offers them enough support. Given the choice between financial support that would help cover caregiving costs or support that gives them more time, caregivers overwhelmingly chose financial support.

Caregivers in New York support increasing funding to New York's respite care programs and think it is important to increase funding to New York's home and community-based services, such as home health care, personal care, social adult day care services, respite services, and medical transportation.

They also support the creation of a limited state income tax credit to offset their caregiving expenses.

Methodology
The AARP 2023 New York Survey on Caregiving and Long-Term Care was conducted by American Directions Research Group (ADRG) among registered voters of New York age 40 and older. The survey collected the opinions of New York registered voters on their views on families and older Americans, and related proposals being considered by the New York state legislature.

The telephone survey interviews averaged 22 minutes in length. The interviews were conducted by ADRG from October 19, 2023 to November 11, 2023. The data were collected using a registered voter list. A total of 1,300 telephone interviews were completed. An additional 200 interviews of registered voters in New York age 40 and older were conducted via a nonprobability opt-in online and live telephone interviews.

For more information, please contact Terri Guengerich at tguengerich@aarp.org. For more information about family caregiving in New York, please contact Kristen McManus, Kmcmanus@aarp.org, or (518) 894-5912. For media inquiries, please contact External Relations at media@aarp.org.

Suggested citation:

Guengerich, Terri. AARP 2023 New York Survey on Caregiving and Long-Term Care. Washington, DC: AARP Research, March 2024. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00776.016

 

Guengerich, Terri. Women Caregivers Ages 40 and Older in New York: Their Challenges, Struggles, and Needs. Washington, DC: AARP Research, January 2024. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00776.001