FAST FACT: One-Third of U.S. Adults are Care-Givers
December 11, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird
Nearly one-third of U.S. adults play caregiver roles in households across the nation according to Caregiving in the U.S. 2009 report. The report was funded by the MetLife Foundation and conducted for the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP by Matthew Greenwald & Associates. The report also found that
- Caregivers provide an average of 20 hours a week of care
- 66% of caregivers are women
- One in seven caregivers provides care for a child with special needs
- One in six caregivers report that caregiving has a negative impact on their health
To read the entire report, click here.
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