Nearly seven in ten (69% of caregivers) assist one person; two in ten care for two people. About half (48%) help a loved one eight or less hours per week. One in five (17%) assist for 40 or more hours per week.
Nearly 8 in 10 (79%) care for a loved one 50 or more years of age (averaging 75 years of age). Twenty percent care for someone 18-49 years (average age is 33 years).
Overall, women give more hours of care & generally more intimate or intensive care than their male counterparts.
The typical caregiver is 46 years old, has some college, & spends at least 20 hours per week providing care to a care recipient 50 years of age or older.
One in 4 caregivers live with their loved one. Of those who do not live with a care recipient, 85% live within one hour’s distance; 74% say they see their loved one at least once a week.
The average length of caregiving is 4.3 years.