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National Caregivers Day 2019: Family Caregivers in the United States

Family Caregivers in the United States 

  • 60% of family caregivers in the United States are female, while 40% are male. 
  • 49 - The average age of a family caregiver is 49 years of age.
  • 75+ - 7% of family caregivers are 75 years of age or older. 
  • On average, caregivers spend 24.4 hours a week providing care to their loved one. 
  • Caregiving is particularly time-intensive for a spouse/partner (44.6 hours a week) 
  • Only 32% of caregivers report their loved one gets paid help from aides, housekeepers, or other people paid to help them. 
  • One in three caregivers have no help at all - paid or unpaid.