Our Center recently completed a community-wide survey to better understand how the pandemic was affecting family caregivers. We surveyed caregivers and non-caregivers locally and more broadly.

We found that family caregivers reported more negative effects from the pandemic than non-caregivers. They were more likely to be experiencing isolation, food insecurity, and financial hardship, among other issues.

Family caregivers also reported that the pandemic had increased their caregiving responsibilities, and that providing care was more emotionally, physically, and emotionally difficult.

Female caregivers, minority caregivers, caregivers with less education, caregivers with lower income, younger caregivers, caregivers who care for persons with mental health/behavioral issues, and caregivers who live with the care recipient tended to report greater negative impacts.

You can download the executive summary of the report here.

What challenges did caregivers experience?

Follow the colored bands from each type of caregiver listed in the bottom half of the image above to see the challenges they were most at-risk to experiences in the upper half of the chart.

A quick look at what we found

Read the full report

You can download the full report here.

If you’d like to review the full questionnaire that participants completed, you can do so here. To see the full results comparing caregivers to non-caregivers in each section, click here.

Contact the Center at caregiving@pitt.edu with any questions or comments.

More to come!

Keep checking this space for information about upcoming events.

Caregiving and COVID-19 Report