- 29% of the US Population provides care for someone who is ill, disabled or aged
- 14.9 million care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia
- More women than men are caregivers
- More than one in six Americans working full or part time report assisting with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend.
- On average, caregivers spend 20.4 hours per week providing care.
- An estimated 21% of households in the United States are impacted by caregiving responsibilities
- The majority (83%) are family caregivers—unpaid persons such as family members, friends, and neighbors of all ages who are providing care for a relative
- Nearly 7 million Americans provide long distance care to an elderly loved one.
- Family caregivers who provide care greater than 36 hours per week experience a higher rate of depression.
- Family caregivers report a chronic condition at more than twice the rate of non-caregivers.
When Your Aging Parent Needs Care: Practical Help for This Season of Life by Candy Arrington
My Turn to Care: Encouragement for Caregivers of Aging Parents by Marlene Bagnull