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 their work situation, how caregiving affects jobs, the recipients of care, and special chapters focusing on veteran caregivers and Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Caregiving areas with highest potential among 50+ U.S. population 2020

    • U.S. caregivers self-described state of health in 2017

    • U.S. caregivers self-described changes in health status since caregiving in 2017

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

    • U.S. caregivers feelings about providing care in 2017, by recipient mental condition

    • Primary sources of information on caregiving for U.S. caregivers in 2017

    • Primary sources U.S. caregivers used to learn medical/nursing tasks in 2017

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

    • Support among U.S. adults for select caregiver programs 2018

  • 2. Caregivers
    • Percentage of U.S. adults that have experience as a caregiver as of 2017

    • Generational distribution of U.S. caregivers as of 2017

    • Share of family caregivers who were millennials in the U.S. in 2015, by ethnicity

    • Reasons that U.S. caregivers became caregivers as of 2017

    • U.S. caregivers that felt select emotions during caregiving as of 2016

    • U.S. caregivers' sentiments about their duties as of 2017

    • U.S. caregivers who shared caregiving responsibilities as of 2017

  • 3. Tasks and expenses
    • U.S. caregivers that have provided select support as a caregiver as of 2017

    • Caregiving duties performed by U.S. caregivers as of 2017

    • Share of millennial caregivers who performed select tasks in the U.S. in 2015

    • Mean monthly hours spent performing caregiving duties in the U.S. as of 2017

    • Amount of money U.S. family caregivers spent on caregiving over the past year 2017

    • Leading caregiving expenses among family caregivers in the U.S. 2017

    • Percentage of U.S. caregivers' monthly budget used for caregiving costs as of 2017

    • Share of income for out-of-pocket caregiving costs in the U.S. in 2016, by generation

    • Millennial family caregiver out-of-pocket expenses in the U.S. in 2016, by category

  • 4. Impact of caregiving
    • U.S. caregivers that anticipated caregiving would impact their lifestyle 2016

    • U.S. caregivers whose lifestyle was impacted by caregiving as of 2016

    • Percentage of U.S. caregivers whose lifestyle was impacted by caregiving as of 2017

    • Effect of caregiving on spousal relationships U.S. 2015

    • Effect of caregiving on adult child caregiver's relationship with parents U.S. 2015

    • U.S. caregivers' budgetary changes due to the cost of caregiving as of 2017

  • 5. Impact on employment
    • Share of family caregivers who were employed in the U.S. in 2015, by generation

    • U.S. caregivers that felt their employer was supportive in 2017

    • U.S. caregivers support from employers in 2017, by gender

    • Work-related impact of caregiving among family caregivers in the U.S. 2016

    • Percentage of U.S. caregivers whose job has been impacted by caregiving as of 2017

    • Impact of caregiving on job among family caregivers in the U.S. 2016

    • U.S. caregivers share of missed work time for caregiving as of 2017

    • U.S. caregivers job security concerns due to missed work 2017, by age-group

  • 6. Recipients
    • U.S. caregivers that provided care to select people as of 2017

    • Relationship between millennial family caregivers and care recipients U.S. 2015

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

    • Leading health conditions of care recipients as cited by U.S. caregivers as of 2017

  • 7. Veteran caregivers
    • Share of veteran caregivers in the U.S. as of 2017, by gender

    • Share of veteran caregivers in the U.S. as of 2017, by relationship to veteran

    • Services U.S. veteran caregivers provided as of 2017

    • Impact of caregiving on U.S. veteran caregivers' lives 2017

  • 8. Alzheimer's/dementia caregivers
    • Ages of Alzheimer/dementia caregivers in the U.S. in 2018

    • Alzheimer and other dementia caregivers' unpaid care in the U.S. 2011-2018

    • Leading U.S. states by number of Alzheimer/dementia caregivers 2018

    • Leading U.S. states by unpaid care given by Alzheimer/dementia caregivers 2018

    • Leading U.S. states by value of unpaid care given by dementia caregiver 2018

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

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