2010 Family Caregiver Survey Results

What’s caregiving like for you? We asked and you told us.

Listen to our webinar, led by Denise Brown, which shares the survey results here.

For $9.95, you also can purchase a PDF of the survey report which contains results and write-in answers. Click the “Buy Now” button, below, to purchase. Once we receive your payment, we’ll email you the PDF. If you plan to add or enhance caregiving services in your community, you’ll want to purchase our report.

We thought it would be fun to look at survey results from 10 years ago so we’ve dusted off the results of our 2000 annual survey; you can read the summary here. You also can view our 2009 results here.

Please join Denise for a webinar as she presents and discusses this year’s survey results. The webinar will take place on June 15 at 11 a.m. CT (Noon ET, 9 a.m. PT). To attend the webinar, please register here. Once you register, you’ll receive details on how to join the webinar. Denise also will provide historical perspective by sharing results of the 2000 survey.

After you’ve had a chance to review, let us know: What stands out most to you? What surprised you? Reassured you?

Quick Links

2010 Survey

2009 Survey

2000 Survey

Register for the June 15 webinar

Click below to buy the 2010 survey report, in PDF form, for $9.95.


Thanks to all who participated!

We so appreciate all your responses and suggestions!

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

6 thoughts on “2010 Family Caregiver Survey Results

  1. Donna Brooten

    fyi–when I click on “view” it shows up–but when I click on “back to survey”–it says “oops” and I start all over with the survey results. Just thought you should know.

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  2. Avatar of DeniseDenise Post author

    Hi Donna–Thanks! We are aware of the glitch, which is why included the “fix” in the article:

    (Note: You can click “View” on some of the questions to read the write-in answers. After clicking “View,” use the back arrow on your browser to return to the survey results rather than clicking on “Return to Summary.”)

    And… what did you think of the results?

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  3. Linda

    What stands out for me in all this is the stark reality that it’s until someone dies. There’s no running away, there’s no happy ending, and for the most part we have given up our life, temporarily. We have to live in the good moments and there are a lot of them, if we can make those moments happen. Caring for my Mom and Husband, both with cancer is very difficult to see their pain, and I’ve learned to cry in 10 minute bursts, alone. Seeing this survey shows me I’m not alone.

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  4. Ruth

    Linda, you are SO right! I “drug my heels” in moving in with my parents in a small town, because I knew it would be a long-term move. I gave up living in my house in the city, spending time with my daughter and my friends, shopping in my familiar haunts, jobs that I enjoyed. Sometimes I’m so surprised my parents/sibs would even consider that I should have done this, because I’ve given up/postponed a great deal — and they don’t have to give up much at all. I would feel differently/more positively if I had the freedom/ability to visit MY home more often or on an at-whim basis, but that isn’t the case because the cities are 4 hrs distant one way and I rely on my sisters for respite care.

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  5. Alex

    the survey is wonderful and taught me a lot. would you happen to have any information on respondents? who are they? how did you find them?

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