Numbers Don’t Lie

  • Family caregivers are nearly twice as likely to get sick than are non-caregivers.
  • 55% of Alzheimer’s caregivers believe they have to be on call 24/7.
  • 62% of Alzheimer’s caregivers say they feel isolated and lonely.
  • 69% of caregivers say that caring for a loved one is the #1 source of stress in their lives.
  • 1 in 4 caregivers say their family relationships have suffered due to caregiving responsibilities.
  • Nearly 1 in 3 caregivers are in the “Sandwich Generation” (caring for children as well as aging parents).
  • 60% of caregivers are worried about the financial impact caregiving will have on their savings.
  • 3 in 4 caregivers had to change their job situation in order to provide care, or do not work.
  • Stress can take as many as 10 years off the life of a family caregiver.
  • 70% of family caregivers spend less time with family and friends.
  • 91% of family caregivers suffer from depression.
  • 62% of family caregivers have to make adjustments to their work life.
  • Women are who are family caregivers are 2.5x more likely to live in poverty.
  • Almost half of family caregivers say they’ve had to use up all or most of their savings.
  • More people enter nursing homes because of caregiver burnout, rather than a worsening of their conditions.
  • 4.3 years is the average length that family caregivers provide care.
  • 1 in 3 family caregivers passed up a promotion.
  • 1 in 4 family caregivers passed up a job relocation opportunity.