Caregiving in the U.S. 2009
Replicating similar studies conducted in 2004 and 1997, this 2009 report details the prevalence, implications and costs of caregiving and the demographics of caregivers. According to the data, an estimated 65.7 million people served as an unpaid family caregiver to an adult or child in the previous twelve months. Caregivers tend to be female (66%), are an average age of 48 years old, most often care for a parent (36%), and seven in ten care for someone 50 years and older.
Organization: National Alliance for Caregiving, in collaboration with AARP
To View The Report http://www.caregiving.org/data/2009CaregivingAARP_Full_Report.pdf