SOURCES: Data from the baseline 2011 NHATS and the companion NSOC. Care-recipient characteristics are from NHATS. Hours of care and caregiver relationship to NHATS respondent are from the NSOC. N=1996 NSOC respondents who provided care in the month prior to interview.
a. Includes 35 caregivers assisting 28 NHATs respondents who live in residential care settings and report no self-care or mobility help and no household activity help for health or functioning reasons, although all have NSOC eligible caregivers who report providing these types of assistance.
Number of Informal Caregivers and Hours of Help Provided in the Last Month to Recipients Age 65 or Older Living Outside Nursing
|Number of Caregivers (000s)||Percent of Caregivers||Aggregate Monthly Hours Provided (000s)||Percent of Aggregate Hours of Health|
|Household/other activities only a||5,581||31.1||284,530||21.2|
|Self-care or mobility||12,368||68.9||1,057,990||78.8|
|1-2 self-care/mobility tasks||6,823||38.0||434,406||32.4|
|3+ self-care/mobility tasks||5,545||30.9||623,584||46.4|