According to the Pew Research Center, most American adults say that a family member is caring for their aging parent. Here are a few facts about caregiving adults.

  1. As of 2015, there were 40.4 million unpaid caregivers of adults over 64. Most helped weekly or less often, but 20% said they provided care daily. Six out of ten were employed outside of caregiving.
  2. Caregivers are most likely between the ages 45 and 64. About 23% of all adults in this age group in America are caregivers.
  3. Most caregiving for aging parents involves helping with errands, not providing financial support or personal care.
  4. More women than men say that they provide emotional support as part of their caregiving.
  5. Of the adults who care for their parents, 88% say that it is rewarding.