District of Columbia

Nearly 1 in 5

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Nearly 1 in 5 adults are caregivers

CAREGIVERS provide regular care or assistance to a FRIEND or FAMILY member with a health problem or a disability

CAREGIVING CAN BE

Lengthy

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Nearly 40% have provided care for at least two years

Intense

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1/5 have provided care for at least 20 hours per week

WHO ARE CAREGIVERS?

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59% are women

13% are 65 years old or older

30% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law

6% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia

HOW DO CAREGIVERS HELP?

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Over 75% manage household tasks

Nearly 50% assist with personal care

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FUTURE CAREGIVERS

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1 in 7 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years

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