Caregiving Among Veterans
1 in 5
1 in 5 Veterans are caregivers
CAREGIVING CAN BE
Over Half have provided care for at least two years
Nearly 30% have provided care for at least 20 hours per week
WHO ARE CAREGIVERS?
12% are women
38% are 65 years old or older
32% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law
9% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia
HOW DO CAREGIVERS HELP?
Over 75% manage household tasks
Nearly 30% assist with personal care
1 in 8 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years
Page last reviewed: June 24, 2020