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Key Facts

  • Unpaid caregivers in Nebraska, all 195,000 of them, provided 182 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.5 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013.[1]
  • Nebraska is projected to have a 52% increase in the population of adults 65 and older from 2010 to 2030. Nationally, between 2010 and 2030, women aged 25 to 44 (the typical direct care worker) will increase by only 7%, creating a care gap.[2]
  • In Nebraska in 2010, the family caregiver ratio was 6.1 potential caregivers aged 45-64 for every person in the high-risk years of 80-plus. In 2030, the ratio is projected to decline sharply to 4.1 to 1; and it is expected to fall to 2.8 to 1 in 2050.[3]
  • Total FY2013 National Family Caregiver Support Program Funding in Nebraska: $871,922; Total FY2013 Native American Family Caregiver Support Funding in Nebraska: $38,020; Or $4.15 per caregiver in Nebraska.[4]
  • References

    [1] National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregiving in the U.S. 2015. Research report published jointly by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP. Published June 2015. http://www.caregiving.org/caregiving2015/. Accessed August 19, 2015.

    [2]Eldercare Workforce Alliance. Caring for Older Adults: Nebraska. Published February 2014. http://www.eldercareworkforce.org/files/State_Issue_Briefs_2014/NE_State_Issue_Brief_-_2.14.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2015.

    [3]Eldercare Workforce Alliance. Caring for Older Adults: Nebraska. Published February 2014. http://www.eldercareworkforce.org/files/State_Issue_Briefs_2014/NE_State_Issue_Brief_-_2.14.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2015.

    [4]Eldercare Workforce Alliance. Caring for Older Adults: Nebraska. Published February 2014. http://www.eldercareworkforce.org/files/State_Issue_Briefs_2014/NE_State_Issue_Brief_-_2.14.pdf. Accessed August 25, 2015.

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