Caregiving in the U.S. 2009
The purpose of this study is to present a portrait of family caregivers today, and to compare it to a portrait of caregivers in the past. A national profile of caregivers first emerged from the 1997 Caregiving in the U.S. study. A related study was conducted in 2004, and now, in 2009, we are presenting the results of the third wave of this important study. Each of the three studies has inquired about certain core elements of caregiving situations, while also exploring new areas.