Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Florida Caregiving Survey

The AARP partnered with the "Hospice of the Florida Suncoast" and "Florida Hospice and Palliative Care" to survey AARP members living in Florida. The survey investigated caregiving and end of life issues.

Survey highlights include:
  • 13% of survey respondents provide unpaid care for a relative, spouse, friend, or partner.
  • 45% of caregivers have been providing care for 1-5 years.
  • 39% of caregivers spend 6-20 hours a week providing care.
  • 39% of caregivers spend over 20 hours a week providing care.
  • 40% would like information about available caregiving resources.
  • 90% have heard of hospice services.
  • 64% have talked with their spouse, partner, or family member about their wishes for end of life care.

The full report can be found here.

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