Hours of distance from caregiver to care recipient in the U.S. 2014

This survey depicts the distance between caregivers and care recipients in the United States as of 2014. In that year, 13 percent of the caregivers reported that their care recipient was between 20 minutes to an hour away. It is estimated that 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the last year.

Caregiver distance from care recipient in the United States as of 2014*

Distance Percentage of respondents
In your household34%
Less than 20 minutes away40%
20 minutes to 1 hour13%
1 to 2 hours4%
More than 2 hours7%
Not sure1%
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Sources

Release date

June 2015

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 11 to November 5, 2014

Number of respondents

1,248 family caregivers

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: Where does/did your [relation] live at the time you provided care?

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