Caregiving Statistics

Caregiving Statistics

 

  • 66% of caregivers are women
  • 29% of the US Population require some sort of caregiver
  • 51% of care recipients live in their own home, 29% live with their family caregiver, and 4% live in nursing homes and assisted living.
  • 78% of adults living in the community and in need of long-term care depend on family and friends as their only source of help.
  • 23% of family caregivers caring for loved ones for 5 years or more report their health is fair or poor.
  • Family caregivers experiencing extreme stress have been shown to age prematurely. This level of stress can take as much as 10 years off a family caregiver’s life.
  • Six in 10 family caregivers are employed.

According to Caregiving in the United States; National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP. November 2009

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