Some Amazing Facts about Caregivers

FACT: The average monthly out-of pocket expense for a family caregiver is $171. Total un-reimbursed monthly expense for family caregivers is $1.5 billion!
FACT: One-third of informal caregivers consider themselves to be in fair to poor health-citing physical strain and chronic stress as two conditions.
FACT: Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the age 65 and over population, facing unique barriers to accessing formal services.
FACT: 5.4 million children live in households maintained by grandparents or other non-parental relatives (parents may also be present).
FACT: 75% of all family caregivers are women.(2)
FACT: Caregivers rate loss of leisure, the change in family dynamics, and feelings of isolation as the most burdensome aspect of family caregiving.
FACT: Virtually of all family caregivers say they have suffered from prolonged depression
FACT: More people enter nursing homes because of caregiver burnout, rather than a worsening of their condition.
2. Health and Human Services (June, 1998). Informal Caregiving: Compassion in Action. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Based on data from the National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH). National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (June, 1997). Family Caregiving in the U.S.: Findings From a National Survey, National Alliance for Caregiving, Bethesda, MD and AARP, Washington, DC