Caregivers and Work: More working people provide full- or part-time caregiver duties for a loved one than ever before. Here’s a look at some facts about this major life responsibility and the realities of the working world.
Facts About Caregivers
o Two-thirds are women.
o Studies show female caregivers are more likely than males to suffer from high stress (35% vs. 25%).
o Family caregivers of those aged 50+ are themselves between 50 to 64.
o About 72% of caregivers are white, 13% African-American, 12% Hispanic, and 2% Asian-American.
o Studies show that 27% of Hispanics say their health is fair or poor compared to 15% of white caregivers and 15% of Asian-Americans.