Caregiver in Braselton GA

November 1 is National Family Caregiver Day. This is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about the role of family caregiver and what this role means in your life. By better understanding caregivers you can gain more appreciation for the role that you have taken in your parent’s life, and how this has influenced your life and the lives of those around you.Caregiver-in-Braselton-GA

 

Some of the things that you should know about National Family Caregiver Day include:

  • There are more than 43 million adults throughout the United States who consider themselves a primary caregiver
  • Just under 40 million people in the United States care for an adult
  • Just over 34 million people in the United States give unpaid care to an older adult aged 50 or older
  • Approximately 60 percent of family caregivers are female
  • Approximately 40 percent of family caregivers are male
  • Around 82 percent of family caregivers throughout the United States are the primary caregiver for one person
  • Approximately 49 percent of caregivers are caring for an elderly parent or parent-in-law
  • Nearly 10 percent of caregivers in this country is aged 75 or older
  • Almost 60 percent of recipients of care is dealing with a long-term physical condition
  • This percentage accounts for three in every five people who receive care from a caregiver
  • More than 30 percent of these recipients is dealing with a short-term physical condition
  • Approximately 26 percent of those who receive care is dealing with a memory problem
  • Around 37 percent of those who receive care is dealing with two or more ongoing illnesses or health conditions
  • Approximately 14 percent of caregivers report that “old age” is the primary compulsion to care for their elderly loved one
  • Around 8 percent of caregivers report that Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is the primary compulsion to care for their elderly loved one
  • 22 percent of caregivers report that Alzheimer’s disease is part of why they care for their parent, or is something that their care recipient is dealing with
  • Around 8 percent of caregivers report that surgery or wounds is the primary reason that they started caring for their aging parent
  • Approximately 7 percent of caregivers report that cancer is the primary reason that they started caring for their aging parent
  • Around 7 percent of caregivers report that mobility issues are the primary reason that their care recipient needs care
  • Approximately 53 percent of care recipients are hospitalized each year
  • Caregivers report spending an average of 24.4 hours per week directly caring for their aging parent
  • Approximately 23 percent of caregivers spend 41 or more hours per week directly caring for their aging parent
  • Around 59 percent of caregivers report assisting their care recipient with at least one of their activities of daily living
  • Approximately 43 percent of caregivers say that one of their most common care efforts is helping their recipient get in and out of chairs or their bed
  • Caregiver report that the most challenging care tasks to assist their recipient with are their personal care tasks, such as bathing and toileting.

 

The staff at Home Care Matters is available to talk with you and your family about all of your needs. Home Care Matters is a home care agency providing quality and affordable caregiver services in Braselton, GA and the surrounding areas. Call (678) 828-2195 for more information.