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Geriatrics | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

A rapidly expanding number of baby boomers provide care to aging parents. This study examines associations between caregiver status and outcomes related to awareness and anticipation of future long-term care (LTC) needs using 2007 Connecticut Long-Term Care Needs Assessment survey data. Baby boomers who were adult child caregivers (n = 353) vs. baby boomers who were not (n = 1242) were more likely to anticipate some future LTC needs and to have considered certain financing strategies. Although baby boomer adult child caregivers more readily anticipate some future LTC needs, they are not taking specific actions. It is important to address the need for public education directed towards those who are currently (or have recently completed) caring for aging parents.

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J Aging Soc Policy. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 August 5. Published in final edited form as: J Aging Soc Policy. 2012; 24(1): 29–45. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2012.630905 PMCID: PMC3733542 NIHMSID: NIHMS495584

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