AARP says New York facing caregiver crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The advocacy group AARP says New York ranks among the worst states in providing support for unpaid caregivers for the elderly, and a looming population shift is expected to make matters worse.

The association says its legislative priorities for next year include measures to help the 4.1 million New Yorkers who provide an estimated $32 billion in unpaid care to loved ones.

The group plans to release a legislative blueprint Thursday.

According to AARP, New York ranks 48th among 50 states in providing support, while the coming population shift will mean fewer caregivers caring for more elderly residents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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