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.
- 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.
- Caregivers are most likely between the ages 45 and 64. About 23% of all adults in this age group in America are caregivers.
- Most caregiving for aging parents involves helping with errands, not providing financial support or personal care.
- More women than men say that they provide emotional support as part of their caregiving.
- Of the adults who care for their parents, 88% say that it is rewarding.