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  • Older Americans will need long-term care by the year 2020. Most will be cared for at home.

  • Of U.S. adults say that high healthcare costs keep them from seeing doctors and getting treatment and medication.

  • Is more common among physicians than among individuals in the general U.S. population.

  • Of the elderly are cared for by family
    and friends

  • Americans (about 25 million people) live with chronic disease and conditions that
    cause major limitations

  • Of physicians report that they are moderately or severely stressed.

  • Of caregivers who report feeling very strained emotionally, physically, or financially
    are women.