Live chat with expert: C. Grace Whiting

There are now 48 million unpaid family caregivers caring for an adult in the U.S., up almost eight million from just five years ago. Family caregivers now encompass more than one in five Americans. What’s more, the number of people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s jumped four percent to 26 percent. The state of caregiving in the U.S. has drastically changed since 2015. 

 Join C. Grace Whiting, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and Home Instead Senior Care gerontologist, Lakelyn Hogan for an overview of the 2020 Caregiving in the U.S. report   

The two will discuss key findings, what they mean for caregivers and offer suggestions to ease caregiving challenges, such as: 

  • Difficulty coordinating care 
  • Caring for personal health and well-being 
  • Finding respite care 
  • Financial strain 

About the expert

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C. Grace Whiting
C. Grace Whiting, J.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). Grace led the launch of the Caregiving in the U.S. 2015 report with AARP. She has contributed to several national reports on caregiving, including Cancer Caregiving in the U.S. with the National Cancer Institute and Cancer Support Community, and Dementia Caregiving in the U.S. with the Alzheimer’s Association. Previously she served as the Advocacy and Communications Director at Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD Coalition) and worked at the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. She has spoken on caregiving at national and international conferences and served as a resource to major media on the topic of caregiving and aging, including C-SPAN, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and Oprah Magazine.

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