Caregiver Quick Facts

Extracted from St Andrews Senior Solutions – http://www.standrewsseniorsolutions.com/caregivers/information/caregiver_facts_caregivers.htm

1/ Did you know…over 44 million, or 21%, of all households provide care for an adult family member or friend in the US

2/ Interesting fact!…The average American woman can expect to spend more years caring for her parents that she did her children.

3/ A sign of the times…More and more men participating in care continues to rise.  66% of caregivers are female and 44% are male.

4/ Nearly 7 million Americans provide care for a relative or friend who live at least one hour away and are looking for assistance. There needs to be more services for these long distance caregivers, as recognized at the National Council on Aging, 2008, and identified the need for more Care Management Services.

5/ More and more community services are being developed and offered for caregivers to ward off stress and illness that often accompanies caregiving.

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