What are the demographics for an adult day care center?
According to Caregiver.org, some of the demographics include the following:
- 52 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone aged 20+ who is ill or disabled.
- 8.9 million informal caregivers provide care to someone aged 50+ with dementia
- The use of informal care as the only type of assistance by older Americans aged 65 and over increased from 57% in 1994 to 66% in 1999. The growth in reliance upon informal care between 1994 and 1999 is accompanied by a decline in the use of a combination of informal and formal care from 36% in 1994 to 26% in 1999.
- 30% of persons caring for elderly long-term care users were themselves aged 65 or over; another 15% were between the age of 45–54.
- Between 1985 and 1999 the number of adults 65 and older living in nursing homes increased from 1.3 million to 1.5 million. In 1999, almost three-quarters (1.1 million) of these older residents were women.