Americans Find Caregiving Very Meaningful

Caring for elderly

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, about one in seven adults provide unpaid care of some kind to another adult, and about half report that it is a very meaningful experience for them. Caregiving includes providing hands-on assistance with tasks such as dressing, eating and bathing, as well as providing transportation and assisting in medical and financial matters. The survey also found that on average, adult caregivers in the U.S. spend almost an hour and 20 minutes a day providing unpaid assistance. While the work is rewarding, for the oldest caregivers it can also be burdensome, with 15 percent reporting being tired from the work.

December 7, 2018 - 10:56am
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