National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Releases Caregiving Survey Results

Share Article

Survey Finds Nearly One-Quarter of U.S. Adults is Currently Caring for an Aging Family Member

News Image
Overall, more than three quarters (78%) of caregivers and those concerned with caring for aging family members in the future, agree that a geriatric care manager would be a valuable resource when caring for an aging parent/family member.

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) recently surveyed 2,215 U.S. adults age18 and over about elder care and aging issues. The Geriatric Care Manager/Aging study was conducted online by Harris Interactive® via its QuickQuerySM online Omnibus service on behalf of NAPGCM from April 12-16, 2012.

Highlights of the Survey Results

  •     Over one in four U.S. adults (41%) is either currently caring for aging parent(s) or family member(s) or is concerned about caring for aging parent(s) or family member(s) in the future.
  •     Nearly one quarter of adults (23%) are currently caring for aging parent(s)/family member(s).
  •     Nearly one quarter of U.S. adults (24%) are concerned about caring for aging parent(s)/family member(s) in the future.
  •     Overall, more than three quarters (78%) of caregivers and those concerned with caring for aging family members in the future, agree that a geriatric care manager would be a valuable resource when caring for an aging parent/family member.
  •     Six in ten caregivers (60%) agree that balancing responsibilities caring for an aging parent/family member with their own work/family responsibilities is sometimes a struggle.

Please contact Ann Krauss at 520.331.2327 or annkrausspr@gmail.com if you have any questions or if you may wish to receive a complete copy of the survey results and executive summary.

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of NAPGCM from April 12-16, 2012 among 2,215 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Ann Krauss at 520.331.2327.

About NAPGCM

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) was formed in 1985 to advance dignified care for older adults and their families. Geriatric Care Managers are professionals who have extensive training and experience working with older people, people with disabilities and families who need assistance with caregiving issues. They assist older adults who wish to remain in their homes, or can help families in the search for a suitable nursing home placement or extended care if the need occurs. The practice of geriatric care management and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight, as generations of Baby Boomers age in the United States and abroad.

A Geriatric Care Manager is a health and human services expert, such as a social worker, counselor, gerontologist or nurse, with a specialized body of knowledge and experience related to aging and care issues. A Geriatric Care Manager assists older adults and persons with disabilities in addressing issues related to their health, psychological, functional and legal/financial status. In addition, the GCM coordinates ongoing care and serves as an experienced guide and resource for families of older adults and others with chronic needs. The -GCM respects the autonomy of the individual, services with sensitivity and supports the dignity of each individual.

Geriatric care managers who are members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) are committed to adhering to the NAPGCM Pledge of Ethics and Standards of Practice. For more information please visit http://www.caremanager.org

###

Media Contact:

Ann Krauss at 520.331.2327 or annkrausspr(at)gmail(dot)com

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Ann Krauss
NAPGCM
520.331.2327
Email >
Follow us on
Visit website