U.S. caregivers personal feelings about providing care in 2017

This graph shows the percentage of adults aged 40 years and older with experience caregiving who had select feelings about their providing care as of 2017. Around 95 percent of the respondents stated that their experience providing ongoing living assistance to a family member or close friend is/was worthwhile.

Percentage of older adults providing caregiving in the U.S. who had select feelings about their providing care as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
It [is/was] worthwhile95%
It [is/was] time consuming79%
It [is/was] stressful77%
It [is/was] fulfilling74%
It [makes/made] me feel honorable71%
It [is/was] frustrating61%
It [makes/made] me feel sad58%
It [makes/made] me feel happy58%
It [makes/made] me feel overwhelmed52%
It [makes/made] me feel resentful13%
It [makes/made] me feel some other way12%
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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: When you think about your personal experience providing ongoing living assistance to your family member or close friend, would you say that…?

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