Are Baby Boomers Who Care for Their Older Parents Planning for Their Own Future Long-Term Care Needs? Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Awareness
  • Caregivers
  • Investments
  • Long-Term Care
  • Parents


  • 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) versus 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 toward those who are currently (or have recently completed) caring for aging parents.

publication date

  • January 2012



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3733542

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/08959420.2012.630905

PubMed ID

  • 22239280

Additional Document Info

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  • 29

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  • 45


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