This Giving Tuesday, help us shine a light on caregivers. We all know a caregiver – or may be a caregiver ourselves. Upwards of 75% of all caregivers nationwide are women. Donate to SWHR and support us in our work to improve the lives of women.
This November is Family Caregivers Month.Caregivers are any unpaid individuals involved in assisting others with daily living activities and medical tasks, and they canbe a spouse, partner, family member, friend, or neighbor. No matter the role, they all share a common goal of supporting the health of others. And this Giving Tuesday, SWHRis recognizingthem.
While caregiving affects the lives of both women and men, data show women are often more greatly impacted by caregiving duties in the United States.
It’s time to highlight their work and highlight women caregivers.By donating to SWHR, you will help us advocate for women, as both patients and caregivers, across the lifespan by advancing women’s health research, policy, and education across a wide range of conditions and diseases.
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🎥 Watch Carmen Morales story below, an Alzheimer's disease caregiver.
Upwards of 75% of all caregivers nationwide are women.
Women may spend as much as 50% more time providing care than males.
Women who are family caregivers are 2.5 times more likely than non-caregivers to live in poverty and five times more likely to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Hispanic (non-White, non-African-American) caregivers have the highest reported prevalence of caregiving at 21%.
More than half of African-American caregivers find themselves “sandwiched” between caring for an older person and a younger person under age 18, or caring for more than one older person
The 2022 American Time Use survey showed that women’s unpaid caregiving was worth more than $600 billion.
Do you want to do more to support the caregivers in your life? Are you a caregiver looking for addition resources? Visit our website at swhr.org or reach out to the SWHR team at [email protected] to learn more.