Maine: Caregiving

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1 in 5 adults are caregivers

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

Caregiving can be
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LENGTHY
Half have provided care for at least two years

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INTENSE
A third have provided care for at least 20 hours per week

Who are caregivers?
Caregiver helping person use a walker.

61% are women
27% are 65 years old or older
35% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law
21% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia

How do caregivers help?
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NEARLY 75% manage household tasks

Caregiver giving assisting person with a bath.

Over 40% assist with personal care

Person thinking.

1 in 9 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years

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