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Required travel time to patients for caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019

This statistic displays the distribution of caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019, by the time it takes them to travel to the person they care for. It was found that 43 percent of caregivers need less than 15 minutes to travel to the person they care for.

Distribution of caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019, by time to travel to patient

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

February 13 and February 22, 2019

Number of respondents

835 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All qualified current and past caregivers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "And which of the following best describes the driving time required to travel to the person you are/were providing care for? Please select one." Among those who care for someone outside their home.

Definition of caregiving in the C.A.R.E. Study: Situations where an individual is responsible for providing care (emotional, financial, physical) or the resources for that care to someone or several people over a substantial period of time. The caregiving could be for anyone in their life who is or could be aging, ill or have special needs, but does not include any caregiving that is done in a professional capacity/as part of employment.

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