JUST THE FACTS
Caregivers list financial support as the most common type of support needed
In 2018, about 30% of caregivers who received support for their caregiving duties said that there was another kind of support they would have liked to have received in the past year.
Provided care and received insufficient support
Provided care and received sufficient support
Unmet caregiving support needs are associated with lower well-being
Caregivers who received insufficient support reported the lowest levels of well-being. In 2018, 32% of caregivers who received insufficient support said that they were dissatisfied with life, 36% reported that most days were quite a bit or extremely stressful, and 23% reported fair or poor mental health. These rates were significantly higher than those of all other groups, including those who didn’t provide care and caregivers who received sufficient support.