Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Seniors Caring for Seniors

Two senior women

Americans caregivers are getting older.  As the demand for senior services grows with the aging of the baby boomers, so too does the employment of other seniors.

By 2018, 29% of direct-care workers are projected to be 55 or older.  This growth of older caregivers is driven mainly by the overall aging of the population as well as the trend of working later in life. 

See Matt Sedensky, Growing Number of Seniors Caring for Other Seniors, Associated Press, Jan. 6, 2014.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.


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