Children of Aging Parents
Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.
In early 2004, CAPS joined forces with CONTACT Bucks County a non-profit, United Way agency that provides free telephone helpline services to the residents of Bucks County. It is staffed by volunteers who are trained in crisis intervention and active listening skills, which is an important asset for the caregivers that call on CAPS as well as those needing the serives of CONTACT Bucks Couty.
helplines offer a caring presence for lonely,
CAPS averages about 18,000 requests for assistance each year and the number is increasing. In 1995, there were 33 million Americans over the age of 65. In 2020, there will be almost 70 million, doubling in less than 25 years. Over 23 percent of all US households contain a caregiver.
This translates into an estimated 22,411,200 caregiving households nationwide. The average caregiver is 46 years old. Seven in 10 caregivers (73 percent) are female. Only 5.5 percent of the over-65 population resides in nursing homes.
of Aging Parents is a member of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Our ID donor designation number is 8010.
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