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According to a 2012 survey of individuals providing care for an adult relative or friend, "777 of the 1,677 family caregivers (46 percent) performed medical/ nursing tasks for recipients with multiple physical and chronic conditions." Among those providing medical/nursing tasks, 78% report that they...

According to a 2012 survey of individuals providing care for an adult relative or friend, "777 of the 1,677 family caregivers (46 percent) performed medical/ nursing tasks for recipients with multiple physical and chronic conditions." Among those providing medical/nursing tasks, 78% report that they are managing medications, including injections and intravenous therapy, 43% are helping with assistive devices (canes and walkers) for mobility, and 41% are pPreparing food for special diets. (p. 4)

Reinhard, S., Levine, C., & Samis, S. (2012). Home alone: Family caregivers providing complex chronic care. Washington: AARP. Retrieved from http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/health/home-alone-family-caregivers-providing-complex-chronic-care-rev-AARP-ppi-health.pdf

The findings are derived from an online survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,677 caregivers who provided unpaid care to a relative or friend age 18 or older in the preceding 12 months.

According to a 2012 survey of individuals providing care for an adult relative or friend, among the of the 1,677 family caregivers surveyed, "one-third [were] younger than age 50, 40 percent age 50-64, and more than a quarter age 65+." (p. 12)

According to a 2012 survey of individuals providing care for an adult relative or friend, among the of the 1,677 family caregivers surveyed, "one-third [were] younger than age 50, 40 percent age 50-64, and more than a quarter age 65+." (p. 12)

Reinhard, S., Levine, C., & Samis, S. (2012). Home alone: Family caregivers providing complex chronic care. Washington: AARP. Retrieved from http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/health/home-alone-family-caregivers-providing-complex-chronic-care-rev-AARP-ppi-health.pdf

The findings are derived from an online survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,677 caregivers who provided unpaid care to a relative or friend age 18 or older in the preceding 12 months.

According to a 2012 survey of individuals providing care for an adult relative or friend, "three out of four family caregivers who provided help with five or more medical/nursing tasks believed they were helping their family member avoid institutionalization. The same was true of family caregivers who...

According to a 2012 survey of individuals providing care for an adult relative or friend, "three out of four family caregivers who provided help with five or more medical/nursing tasks believed they were helping their family member avoid institutionalization. The same was true of family caregivers who were caring for people with five or more chronic conditions. Two out of three caregivers who helped with medical/nursing tasks for family members with five or more chronic conditions reported that this support helped avoid nursing home placement."

Reinhard, S., Levine, C., & Samis, S. (2012). Home alone: Family caregivers providing complex chronic care. Washington: AARP. Retrieved from http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/research/public_policy_institute/health/home-alone-family-caregivers-providing-complex-chronic-care-rev-AARP-ppi-health.pdf

The findings are derived from an online survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,677 caregivers who provided unpaid care to a relative or friend age 18 or older in the preceding 12 months.

According to a 2010 analysis of data from the National Study of the Changing Workforce, "family caregivers work as many hours on average (45 hours) as those without caregiving responsibilities (44 hours). Although most working caregivers (55%) report that they would prefer to work fewer hours, only...

According to a 2010 analysis of data from the National Study of the Changing Workforce, "family caregivers work as many hours on average (45 hours) as those without caregiving responsibilities (44 hours). Although most working caregivers (55%) report that they would prefer to work fewer hours, only 23% have actually reduced their hours." (p. 2)

Aumann, K., Galinsky, E., Sakai, K., Brown, M., & Bond, J. T. (2010). The elder care study: Everyday realities and wishes for change. New York: Families and Work Institute. Retrieved from http://familiesandwork.org/site/research/reports/elder_care.pdf

The research findings presented below are drawn from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW) conducted by Families and Work Institute. Its total sample (i.e., wage and salaried employees, self-employed individuals and small business owners) includes 1,589 individuals who reported providing special attention or care for a relative or in-law 65 years old or older.

According to a 2010 analysis of data from the National Study of the Changing Workforce, "among the 38% of family caregivers who took time off in the last year or worked fewer hours to care for an elderly family member,...64% say their employers were very helpful and 25% report their employers were...

According to a 2010 analysis of data from the National Study of the Changing Workforce, "among the 38% of family caregivers who took time off in the last year or worked fewer hours to care for an elderly family member,...64% say their employers were very helpful and 25% report their employers were somewhat helpful." (p. 8)

Aumann, K., Galinsky, E., Sakai, K., Brown, M., & Bond, J. T. (2010). The elder care study: Everyday realities and wishes for change. New York: Families and Work Institute. Retrieved from http://familiesandwork.org/site/research/reports/elder_care.pdf

The research findings presented below are drawn from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW) conducted by Families and Work Institute. Its total sample (i.e., wage and salaried employees, self-employed individuals and small business owners) includes 1,589 individuals who reported providing special attention or care for a relative or in-law 65 years old or older.

According to a 2010 analysis of data from the National Study of the Changing Workforce, "family caregivers work as many hours on average (45 hours) as those without caregiving responsibilities (44 hours). Although most working caregivers (55%) report that they would prefer to work fewer hours, only...

According to a 2010 analysis of data from the National Study of the Changing Workforce, "family caregivers work as many hours on average (45 hours) as those without caregiving responsibilities (44 hours). Although most working caregivers (55%) report that they would prefer to work fewer hours, only 23% have actually reduced their hours. (p. 2)

Aumann, K., Galinsky, E., Sakai, K., Brown, M., & Bond, J. T. (2010). The elder care study: Everyday realities and wishes for change. New York: Families and Work Institute. Retrieved from http://familiesandwork.org/site/research/reports/elder_care.pdf

This study is based on a nationally representative sample of employed caregivers, drawn from the Families and Work Institute’s ongoing National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW).

According to a 2006 MetLife report on caregiving costs, "nearly 60% of those caring for an adult over the age of 50 are working; the majority of those work full-time... The majority of family caregivers (79%) are providing care to someone over the age of 50... Nearly 40% of caregivers are men... The...

According to a 2006 MetLife report on caregiving costs, "nearly 60% of those caring for an adult over the age of 50 are working; the majority of those work full-time... The majority of family caregivers (79%) are providing care to someone over the age of 50... Nearly 40% of caregivers are men... The average age of the caregiver for a person over the age of 50 is 47." (p. 5)

MetLife Mature Market Institute, & National Alliance for Caregiving. (2006). The MetLife caregiving cost study: Productivity losses to U.S. businesses. Westport, CT: MetLife. Retrieved from http://www.caregiving.org/data/Caregiver%20Cost%20Study.pdf

This study estimates the productivity losses to U.S. business of employees who must make workplace accommodations as a result of caregiving responsibilities. These include costs associated with replacing employees, absenteeism, crisis in care, workday interruptions, supervisory time, unpaid leave, and reducing hours from full-time to part-time.

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