Delaware: Caregiving

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Male figure with cane holding hands with female figure.


Nearly 1 in 5 adults are caregivers

Caregiving Can Be

Nearly half have provided care for at least two years


Over a quarter have provided care for at least 20 hours per week

Caregivers definition
Who are caregivers?
Caregiver helping person use a walker.

61% are women
27% are 65 years old or older
34% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law
21% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia

How Do Caregivers Help?
Credit cards and dollar signs.

80% manage household tasks

Caregiver giving assisting person with a bath.

Nearly half assist with personal care

Future Caregivers
Person thinking.

1 in 6 NON-CAREGIVERS expect to BECOME CAREGIVERS within 2 years