Number of years caregivers in the U.S. expected to provide care for as of 2019

This statistic displays the distribution of caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019, by the number of years they expected to provide care for. It was found that 18 percent of caregivers expected to provide care for between 11 and 20 years.

Distribution of caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019, by expected number of years for caregiving

Expected number of years caregivingDistribution of caregivers
Les than 1 year2%
1 to 10 years71%
11 to 20 years18%
21 to 100 years8%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

February 13 and February 22, 2019

Number of respondents

1,400 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All qualified current and past caregivers

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "How many years do you expect to be a caregiver over your lifetime (enter total number even if it spans more than one person you are/you might be caring for at different periods in your life and including anyone you have provided care for in the past?"

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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