In the United States alone, 43.5 million Americans are caregivers. Although they do it out of love and obligation, it can pose many challenges for those that provide such care. See graphic below for details on caregiving in the US.
Find out more about caregiving research from AARP:
- More information on caregivers can be found in AARP's recent Member Opinion Survey
- Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update - The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving
- A Call to Action: What Experts Say Needs to be Done to Meet the Challenges of Family Caregiving
- Caregiving in the U.S. A Focused Look at Those Caring for Someone Age 50 or Older
More on Becky: Becky is AARP's Senior Vice President of Research & Strategic Analysis, and is focused on fostering understanding of the interests and concerns of people age 50+ and their families. Before coming to AARP, Becky served as the Vice President of Global Market Research & Guest Satisfaction for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In her spare time, she likes visiting her niece in Ohio, gardening, and collecting American art and antiques.