A recent survey of U.S. registered voters ages 50+ found majority support for providing family caregivers with a tax credit to help offset the money they spend caring for loved ones. An identical proportion of voters also support a tax credit of up to $5,000 for family caregivers, an amount to be based on how much caregivers spend in providing care.
Across party lines, these voters overwhelmingly consider it important to have services available to help a loved one who needed long-term care to stay at home for as long as possible, and nearly all believe it is important for someone to be able to choose where long-term care services are provided.
Support is high among 50+ voters for increasing resources for in-home care and for requiring Medicaid to guarantee home-care services as a choice for seniors who need long-term care. Such services support older Americans and the family caregivers who assist them.
The National 50+ Voter Survey on Family Caregiving and Long-Term Services and Supports was conducted by phone August 2–12, 2021 with a total sample of 1,400 registered voters ages 50+. All data are weighted by age and gender to accurately reflect the population of U.S. registered voters ages 50+.
Keenan, Teresa A. National 50+ Voter Survey on Family Caregiving and Long-Term Services and Supports. Washington, DC: AARP Research, August 2021. https://doi.org/10.26419/res.00486.001
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