U.S. caregivers who learnt caregiving assistance in various ways in 2017

This graph shows the share of adults aged 40 years and older with caregiving experience who had learned caregiving assistance through the following ways in the U.S. as of 2017. As much as 61 percent of the respondents stated they had talked to a health care professional to learn how to provide ongoing living assistance.

Percentage of older adults with caregiving experience who had learned caregiving assistance through the following ways as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
You learned on the job or taught yourself how to do it87%
You talked to a health care professional61%
You talked to friends or family who had been caregivers to learn from their experiences34%
You searched online for information about providing care26%
You received formal training from a doctor or other health care professional on how to provide care24%
The person you [provide/provided] care for showed you how to do it23%
You read a newspaper, magazine, or book19%
You took a class on providing care to seniors12%
You have professional/educational experience providing care (VOL.)6%
You learned in another way – please specify4%
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Source

Release date

2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 27 to July 31, 2017

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

40 years and above

Special properties

Americans with caregiving experience

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Have you learned/Did you learn how to provide ongoing living assistance in any of the following ways?

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