2017 Caregivers and Digital Health Report

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A Survey of Trends and Attitudes of Massachusetts Family Caregivers

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MeHI/MassTech) is pleased to present this new research report, "Caregivers and Digital Health: A Survey of Trends and Attitudes of Massachusetts Family Caregivers." Sponsored by MeHI and conducted by The MassINC Polling Group, this report identifies key challenges faced by Massachusetts family caregivers and offers insight to help entrepreneurs develop solutions to address those challenges.

More than 43 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to another adult or to a child1, with an overall economic value of more than $470 billion annually2. In adition, as our population ages and life expectancy continues to expand, these totals are only trending upward. While these statistics have been documented by AARP and others over the years, MeHI sponsored this research in order to help identify key opportunities for the digital health industry to support Massachusetts family caregiveres and address their individual challenges.

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AARP Public Policy Institute. (2015). Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update.