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FCA Report Examines Effects of Caregiving on Retirement Planning

Nearly one quarter of American households provide care to relatives or friends age 50 or older. What is the fiscal toll on family caregivers who leave their jobs to provide that unpaid care?  The question is addressed in a new policy brief released by FCA’s National Center on Caregiving.

According to the report, while long-term caregiving can tax the finances of any family, since ap-proximately 75 percent of caregivers are female, the economic effect is intensified for women. Women also provide “informal” (unpaid) care longer than men—in many cases, for more than five years.

New Study Examines Ten States' Caregiver Programs

Family Caregiver Alliance’s National Center on Caregiving has released a new study that explores the preliminary experiences of ten states grappling with a major national issue: how to support and sustain those who are the backbone of our long-term care system—the family and informal caregivers of the elderly and adults with disabilities.

States included in the report are Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

Family Caregiver Support: Policies, Perceptions and Practices in 10 States Since Passage of the National Family Caregiver Support Program

This comprehensive report summarizes the preliminary experiences of 10 states in providing caregiver support services. Crosscutting themes and issues for the future are highlighted. States include Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.

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