The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP published a report on “Typical LGBTQ Caregiver”
During LGBTQ Pride Month, we are reminded of the difficult caregiving challenges that LGBTQ individuals face. The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP published a report on “Typical LGBTQ Caregiver” in May 2020: – The typical LGBTQ caregiver is young (42.4 years old) and unmarried, caring for a parent or grandparent. – They spend about 28 hours a week assisting with medical and nursing tasks, placing more LGBTQ caregivers in a high-intensity caregiving situation than non-LGBTQ caregivers.- Most LGBTQ caregivers work while providing care, working 36.2 hours a week when employed, and are typically paid hourly. – LGBTQ caregivers report caregiving has caused high levels of financial strain, using up short-and long-term savings, or being unable to afford basic expenses.- LGBTQ caregivers more often report being in fair or poor health than non-LGBTQ caregivers.- LGBTQ caregivers expressed an urgent need for assistance in managing their physical or emotional stress.