A quarter of Canadians over the age of 65 are caregivers, StatCan survey reveals
CTV News: Published Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The newly released results of a Statistics Canada survey are shedding light on the complications that older Canadians face in the caregiving realm, revealing that almost a quarter of Canadians over the age of 65 are also caregivers themselves.
That’s 1.5 million Canadians who give their time to take care of others. And while younger caregivers are often taking care of children or aging parents, a third of these senior caregivers primarily take care of a spouse or life partner.
The survey was conducted in 2018, but in a year where a pandemic has disrupted the lives of older Canadians to a devastating degree, the results released this week take on new significance.