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Caregiving Statistics

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National Trends

The CDC projects that as the number of older Americans increases, so will the number of caregivers needed to provide care. The number of people 65 years old and older is expected to double between 2000 and 2030. It is expected that there will be 71 million people aged 65 years old and older when all baby boomers are at least 65 years old in 2030. The CDC defines caregiving as a public health priority here.

North Carolia Trends

Visit the NC Office of Budget and Management's Demographics page and the Wake County Action Plan for Aging Adults and Adults with Disabilities for more information on local trends in aging and caregiving.


Average NC Long-Term Health Costs (2007)

Assisted Living Care
(per year)

Nursing Homes
(per year, private room)

Home Health Aide
(per hour)

Adult Day
(per day)