Adults Caring for Someone With a Health Issue
New York Finger Lakes Region and Western New York
The data below shows the percentage of adults who reported that during the past 30 days they had provided regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem or disability. This caregiving information is important for a couple of reasons. First, support from family and friends can be a strong protective factor for people facing health challenges. Second, in playing a caregiver role, an individual is taking on a responsibility that can create both emotional and financial stress.
It is notable that roughly a quarter of each population is playing the caregiving role. The differences across segments in the charts below are not statistically significant.
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