AARP report: Huge shortage of caregivers looms for baby boomers

Americans should expect an enormous shortage in caregivers for older people in the coming decades, with a dearth of friends and family members available to care for the baby-boom generation as it ages, according to a report released Monday by AARP. However, Utah — a demographically young state — is projected to have among the nation’s highest ratios of potential caregivers for each elder in both 2030 and 2050. The report, “The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap,” projects that natio...

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