Direct Caregivers Association: An Option for a Rapidly Growing Aging Population?
The unmet need of caregivers and community caregiving organizations for our elderly, disabled, and chronically ill population is a crisis not for the future – it’s happening right now.
There is evidence of a rapid growth in the current system of long term services, care and support as the population of the United States grows older; the number of people projected to need assistance with the activities of daily living is expected to double from 13 million in 2000 to 27 million in 2050 (Kaye et al. 2006).
KeywordsHome Care Family Caregiver Informal Caregiver Baby Boomer Direct Care
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