U.S. caregivers providing select living assistance or home health services in 2018

This graph shows the share of adults with caregiving experience who provide or had provided different types of ongoing living assistance or home health services in the U.S. as of 2018. Around 85 percent of respondents aged 40 years and older stated they had provided household assistance by shopping for groceries.

Percentage of adults with caregiving experience who had provided the following types of caregiving assistance as of 2018

Age 18 to 39 yearsAge 40 years and older
Shopping for groceries77%85%
Transportation to doctor’s appointments or other services60%82%
Cooking, meal preparation, and feeding74%74%
Housekeeping, such as cleaning and laundry83%78%
Arranging or supervising services like doctor’s appointments47%76%
Reminders to take medicine38%31%
Making sure bills are paid or managing finances48%69%
Getting around inside the home43%45%
Bathing/ toileting33%47%
Administering medicine37%52%
Checking blood pressure or checking blood glucose, such as for diabetics33%34%
Changing bandages30%27%
Preparing or administering injections10%13%
Caring for an IV or port8%8%
Preparing and inserting tubes7%5%
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Source

Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 26 to July 10, 2018

Number of respondents

1,024 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Americans with caregiving experience

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Do/did you provide any of the following types of ongoing living assistance or home health services?

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