Caregiver Stats and Facts
57 Must-Know Caregiver Tips, Stats, and Facts
Caregivers are relatives or paid assistants who consistently provide care for the elderly or people with disabilities. Spouses, friends, parents, or other family members usually take the role of caretakers, and the need for care is many times caused by a major health incident, such as a heart attack, stroke or injury.
Whether you are a caregiver yourself, or you know any affected individuals that need care, here are some relevant caregiver statistics that might inform you about the effect that this often ignored role has on our society.
MedicarePlanFinder.com has compiled a ton of statistics, here are just a few:
- 92% of caretakers providing 21 hours or more per week
- 48% of carers are between the ages of 18 and 49
- 34% of carers are over 65 years of age
- About 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and over have suffered some sort of elder abuse, with only 7% of cases being reported to authorities.
- Caretakers spend an average of 13 days a month on tasks like shopping, preparing food, house cleaning, laundry, transport and administering medication
- Of the 43.4% caregivers who care for an older relative, about 14.5 million are males.
View all 57 stats, and if you have a caregiver experience or story to share, we would like to hear from you.