2015–2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data from adults in 38 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.
1 in 5
1 in 5 adults are caregivers
CAREGIVING CAN BE
Half have provided care for at least two years
30% have provided care for at least 20 hours per week
WHO ARE CAREGIVERS?
58% are women
20% are 65 years old or older
37% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law
Nearly 10% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia
HOW DO CAREGIVERS HELP?
Over 80% manage household tasks
4 in 5 assist with personal care
1 in 6 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years
Page last reviewed: October 15, 2018