As a leading provider of medical supplies for care at home, Shield HealthCare understands the demanding role of today’s caregivers. Whether family caregivers or healthcare professionals, caring for a person with chronic medical needs requires extra special attention and dedication.   

Shield HealthCare offers tools and resources to support caregivers.

Caregiving Statistics

  • More than 50 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year .
  • Approximately 60% of family caregivers are women.
  • 30% of family caregivers caring for seniors are age 65 or over.
  • The typical family caregiver  is a 46-year-old, married, and employed woman caring for her widowed mother who does not live with her.
  • 1.4 million children ages 8 to 18 provide care for an adult relative; 72% are caring for a parent or grandparent. Fortunately, most are not the sole caregiver.

Source: National Family Caregivers Association 

Caregiver Resources

National Family Caregivers Association
Phone  800-896-3650 

Today’s Caregiver Magazine
Phone  800-829-2734 

Family Caregiver Alliance
Phone  800-445-8106