Caregivers in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on caregivers in the United States

This dossier presents some of the most interesting facts and figures about caregivers in the United States. Included in this document are figures concerning caregivers and the tasks they perform, how caregiving affects jobs, the recipients of care, and a special chapter focusing on Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers.

Table of contents

  • 1. Caregivers
    • Distribution of informal unpaid caregivers in the U.S. from 2015-2017, by age

    • Distribution of U.S. informal unpaid caregivers from 2015 to 2017, by ethnicity

    • Share of informal unpaid caregivers in the U.S. who were women 2015-2017, by state

    • Number of years caregivers in the U.S. expected to provide care for as of 2019

    • U.S. caregivers that felt select emotions during caregiving as of 2019

  • 2. Tasks and expenses
    • U.S. caregivers providing select living assistance or home health services in 2018

    • Duration of care for recipient in the U.S. 2019

    • Number of hours per day caregivers in the U.S. spent providing care as of 2019

    • Hours of care provided for care recipients in the U.S. 2019

    • Hours of distance from caregiver to care recipient in the U.S. 2019

    • Required travel time to patients for caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019

    • Percentage of U.S. caregivers' monthly budget used for caregiving costs as of 2019

  • 3. Impact of caregiving
    • Personal sacrifices U.S. caregivers made as a result of caregiving as of 2018

    • Financial sacrifices U.S. caregivers made as a result of caregiving as of 2018

    • Health care sacrifices U.S. caregivers made as a result of caregiving as of 2018

    • Ways U.S. caregivers coped with the difficulties of caregiving as of 2018

  • 4. Impact on employment
    • Share of U.S. informal unpaid caregivers with fulltime/part-time employment 2015-2017

    • Workplace impacts in the U.S. due to informal caregiving 2019

    • Workplace benefits in the U.S. for informal caregivers 2019

    • Share of people freelancing who are caregivers in the U.S. 2019

  • 5. Recipients
    • Number of care recipients of caregivers in the U.S. 2019

    • Main problem of care recipient in the U.S. as identified by caregiver 2019

    • Main problem of informal care recipient in the U.S. by recipient age 2019

    • Individual caregiving prevalence in the U.S. by age of recipient 2019

    • Age of predominant care recipients in the U.S. 2019

    • Age of predominant care recipient in the U.S. by age of caregiver 2019

    • Distribution of caregivers in the U.S. as of 2019, by patient age and status

    • Care recipient relation to caregiver in the U.S. 2019

    • Relation to caregivers among those receiving living assistance as of 2018

    • Distribution of caregiver patients in the U.S. as of 2019, by place of residence

  • 6. Alzheimer's/dementia caregivers
    • Ages of Alzheimer/dementia caregivers in the U.S. in 2020

    • Alzheimer and other dementia caregivers' unpaid care in the U.S. 2011-2019

    • Leading U.S. states by number of Alzheimer/dementia caregivers 2019

    • Leading U.S. states by unpaid care given by Alzheimer/dementia caregivers 2019

    • Leading U.S. states by value of unpaid care given by dementia caregivers 2019

    • Share of caregivers for Alzheimer's and dementias with work-related change U.S. 2017

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