HCAOA is proud to honor family caregivers, veterans, and home care providers this month, alongside a growing list of supporters. The information and resources below from CMS and HCAOA are available for your organization to add to your organization’s support during the month.
Download resources, like the signature graphics below, from HCAOA here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) shared the following statistics.
- Caregivers are family members or friends who typically provide unpaid, long-term, community-based care and assistance to older adults and people with chronic health conditions or disabilities.
- 22.3% of Americans are caregivers, with more than two thirds of Americans being likely to need assistance with a task at some point in their lives.
- While providing care to those with chronic health conditions, caregivers also face their own disparities. An estimated 9.9% of Americans aged 45 to 64 years do not have health insurance, compared to 1.1% of caregivers aged 65 years and older.
- Hispanic caregivers (85.2%) are less likely to report having health insurance than their White (94.3%), Asian American (94.1%), and African and American (89.1%) counterparts.
- 14.5% of caregivers reported 14 or more mentally unhealthy days within a 30-day period while 17.6% reported 14 or more physically unhealthy days within that same time frame.
- Among caregivers aged 65 years and older, 40.7% reported having two or more chronic diseases, compared to 34.8% of caregivers aged 45 to 64 years.
During National Family Caregivers Month and Home Care & Hospice Month, HCAOA encourages members to review and share the resources below.