Table 8. Percent of eldercare providers 1 who cared for one person only by age of eldercare recipient and caregiving activity, averages for the combined years 2011-12

Table 8. Percent of eldercare providers(1) who cared for one person only by age of eldercare recipient and caregiving activity, averages for the
combined years 2011-12                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                          Percent (2) of eldercare providers(1) who cared for one   
                                                                                                    person only, on days they provided care         
                                                                                                                                                    
                                Caregiving activity                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                  Age of care recipient             
                                                                                          Total                                                     
                                                                                                         65 to 74        75 to 84      85 or older  
                                                                                                                                                    
Total, activities reported as care done for those age 65 and over...................        (2)             (2)             (2)             (2)     
  Eating and drinking...............................................................       23.8            17.3            23.6            28.1     
  Household activities..............................................................       41.3            38.0            41.9            42.5     
    Housework.......................................................................       13.1            11.7            13.2            14.0     
    Food preparation and cleanup....................................................       32.0            24.8            32.5            35.8     
    Lawn and garden care............................................................        3.4             2.7             4.2             3.0     
    Household management............................................................        5.7             7.4             5.8             4.5     
  Purchasing goods and services.....................................................       15.1            12.6            17.7            13.4     
  Caring for and helping household members..........................................       22.5            24.8            20.0            24.2     
    Caring for household adults.....................................................       18.8            19.4            16.8            20.8     
      Physical care for household adults............................................       10.5             7.6            11.0            11.6     
      Providing medical care to household adults....................................        8.4            12.0             6.1             9.0     
    Helping household adults........................................................        5.0             6.6             4.2             5.0     
  Caring for and helping nonhousehold members.......................................       22.2            19.9            26.8            18.2     
    Caring for nonhousehold adults..................................................        8.4             8.8             9.0             7.5     
      Physical care for nonhousehold adults.........................................        3.4             4.3             3.1             3.3     
      Providing medical care to nonhousehold adults.................................        2.2             1.4             2.9             1.9     
    Helping nonhousehold adults.....................................................       15.0            11.2            18.5            13.3     
      Housework, cooking, and shopping assistance for nonhousehold adults...........        4.9             5.7             5.2             4.2     
      House and lawn maintenance and repair assistance for nonhousehold adults......        1.8              .2             2.4             2.0     
      Picking up and dropping off nonhousehold adults...............................        4.3              .5             7.4             2.8     
  Working and work-related activities...............................................        4.1             4.1             3.4             5.0     
  Organizational, civic, and religious activities...................................        4.3             7.0             2.7             4.5     
  Leisure and sports................................................................       35.3            26.7            31.8            44.7     
    Socializing and communicating...................................................       21.5            14.7            17.3            30.7     
    Watching TV.....................................................................       13.4            10.2            12.6            16.2     
    Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation...............................        2.9             1.2             2.6             4.3     
  Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail.................................................        4.9             1.6             4.3             7.5     
  Traveling.........................................................................       26.6            25.7            28.3            25.1     
  Other activities, not elsewhere classified........................................        5.6             9.0             4.6             4.6     
                                                                                                                                                    
  1 Eldercare providers are those who, in the previous 3 to 4 months, cared for someone with a condition related to aging. Estimates were
calculated for persons who cared for at least one person age 65 or older.
  2 Percents sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers did more than one care activity on days they provided care.
  NOTE: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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