Mean number of hours U.S. caregivers spent performing select tasks each month as part of their caregiving duties as of 2017
Mean monthly hours spent performing caregiving duties in the U.S. as of 2017
This statistic displays the mean number of hours U.S. caregivers spent performing select caregiving duties each month as of 2017. According to the survey, caregivers spent an average of 92 hours per month providing companionship to the people they were caring for.
Mean number of hours U.S. caregivers spent performing select tasks each month as part of their caregiving duties as of 2017
Mean number of hours
Companionship92
Basic communications46
Feeding34
Meal preparation32
Housework (e.g., cleaning, laundry)28
Personal care26
Mobility23
Incontinence care22
Running errands18
Medical treatment administration18
Medication management16
Language translation15
Accompanying to medical appointments11
Health insurance coordination9
Home repairs9
Healthcare coordination9
Paying bills/managing finances9
Home modifications8
Other63
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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 13 to April 21, 2017

Number of respondents

3,074 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Nonprofessional/unpaid caregivers that provided care for a relative or friend at any time in the past 12 months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "On average, approximately how many hours per month do you spend performing the following duties for the care recipient?"

Mean monthly hours spent performing caregiving duties in the U.S. as of 2017
This statistic displays the mean number of hours U.S. caregivers spent performing select caregiving duties each month as of 2017. According to the survey, caregivers spent an average of 92 hours per month providing companionship to the people they were caring for.
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