Number of Informal Caregivers and Hours of Help Provided in the Last Month to Recipients Age 65 or Older Living Outside Nursing Homes, 2011

04/01/2014

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.
 
NOTE:
  1. 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 Homes, 2011


Number of Informal Caregivers and Hours of Help Provided in the Last Month to Recipients Age 65 or Older Living Outside Nursing

Relationship to recipient

Number of Caregivers (000s)Percent of CaregiversAggregate Monthly Hours Provided (000s)Percent of Aggregate Hours of Health
Spouse3,80221.2417,01831.1
Daughter5,26329.3411,13830.6
Son3,28718.3213,53015.9
Other relative4,01122.3245,50818.3
Other non-relative1,5868.855,3264.1

Number of Informal Caregivers and Hours of Help Provided in the Last Month to Recipients Age 65 or Older Living Outside Nursing

Help reported by recipient

Number of Caregivers (000s)Percent of CaregiversAggregate Monthly Hours Provided (000s)Percent of Aggregate Hours of Health
Household/other activities only (a)5,58131.1284,53021.2
Self-care or mobility12,36868.91,057,99078.8
1-2 self-care/mobility tasks6,82338.0434,40632.4
3+ self-care/mobility tasks5,54530.9623,58446.4

Number of Informal Caregivers and Hours of Help Provided in the Last Month to Recipients Age 65 or Older Living Outside Nursing

Recipient dementia status

Number of Caregivers (000s)Percent of CaregiversAggregate Monthly Hours Provided (000s)Percent of Aggregate Hours of Health
No dementia9,36952.2608,43545.3
Possible dementia2,74115.3197,23614.7
Probable dementia5,83832.5536,84940.0