A recent AARP survey shows that more than half of Wyoming’s registered voters 45 and older are providing or have provided care for an adult who is ill, frail or elderly or has a disability. These unpaid family caregivers help their loved ones with transportation, shopping, meals, bathing, dressing and even medical tasks, such as managing medications. Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they expected to provide the same type of care in the future.
The survey also revealed the value Wyoming voters place on caregiving. About 9 in 10 respondents said providing this care is “extremely” or “very” important. And 3 in 4 said living at home with caregiver assistance is the ideal situation when the basic tasks of life become difficult due to aging or illness.
To read the full report, go to aarp.org/wycaregiving.