Family Caregiving Through the Generations

Every day, more than 40 million Americans take care of their loved ones, so they can live independently at home. A new poll by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Women’s Alzheimer's Movement shows that most Americans are unprepared to be a family caregiver, uninformed about the cost of long-term care, and even unaware of their risk for Alzheimer’s. The majority of those surveyed say they want a family member to care for them but haven’t even had the conversation with their loved ones about what that means or how much it will cost.

On December 13 at the National Press Club BPC led an important discussion on how families are coping with this growing challenge, what can be done now to support them, and the changes that need to be made to our nation’s health care system to offer more patient-centered care.