Caregiving Survey Fact Sheet

caregiving survey fact sheet

Caregiving Survey Fact Sheet

Most U.S. adults ages 65 and older will need long-term care (LTC) at some point in their lives,1 which means it’s likely you’ll either need care — or become a caregiver yourself. How might caring for a loved one impact your daily life? That’s what Securian Financial’s Caregiving Survey Fact Sheet2 set out to answer.

Commitment

60% spend more than 10 hours a week caregiving

1 in 4 spend 20+ hours a week caregiving

Job Performance

50% said caregiving affected their job performance

41% took days off work

54% had trouble keeping up with daily tasks.

Emotional Impact

Most caregivers characterized their role as “supportive”, they also said it makes them feel:

33% feel concerned
30% feel honored
32% feel overwhelmed
28% feel obligated

Personal Experiences

79% said caregiving is fulfilling or their family relationships are stronger because of it

79% said caregiving is fulfilling or their family relationships are stronger because of it

70% regularly experienced stress and anxiety 17% found it “very difficult” to sustain their own

1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Basics. longtermcare.acl.gov/the-basics/. Last modified Oct. 10, 2017.
2 Securian Financial Caregiver Survey, conducted online by KRC Research among 816 caregivers 18+, February 2018. For full survey results: www.securian.com/caregivingsurvey.

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Coverage

43% said their loved one had some type of insurance to help with LTC expenses.

Most common challenges with insurance coverage:

  • 37% benefits don’t cover the things they think it should
  • 25% premiums keep rising and they have to pay more
  • 28% benefits don’t cover their expenses as caregiver
  • 24% too much paperwork needed to receive benefits
Creating a strategy to pay for future care expenses is more important than ever — but it’s important to find a solution that works for you.

Contact your advisor to learn about the many different ways to pay for care, including government programs and hybrid products, so you can choose the option that best meets your needs.

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