Caregiving Quiz

Posted on January 2, 2022

  1. What is the approximate number of family caregivers in the United States?
    1. 6 million
    2. 48 million
    3. 56 Million
    4. 40 million


  1. What percentage of family caregivers have a paying job outside of their caregiving role?
    1. 41 percent
    2. 51 percent
    3. 61 percent
    4. 71 percent


  1. In 2017, unpaid family caregivers provided the equivalent of what monetary sum for the care of their adult parents and other loved ones?
    1. 45 billion
    2. 450 million
    3. 4.5 billion
    4. 470 billion


  1. What percentage of family caregivers are women?
    1. 44
    2. 66
    3. 89
    4. 99


  1. What percentage of today’s family caregivers are millennials?
    1. 10 percent
    2. 15 percent
    3. 24 percent
    4. 30 percent


  1. What is the term for adults raising children under 18 while providing care for an elderly parent?
    1. “The Sandwich Generation” 
    2. “Dual Responsibles”
    3. “Double Duty Caregivers”


  1. Help for family caregivers is available through…
    1. State and federal programs
    2. Volunteer groups
    3. Home care agencies
    4. All of the above


  1. The Family Medical Leave Act entitles eligible workers to how many weeks per year of unpaid leave for family caregiving?
    1. Two weeks
    2. Four weeks
    3. Six weeks
    4. 12 weeks


  1. What are some of the aims of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, passed by Congress and signed into law in January 2018?
    1. Improve the collection and sharing of information on family caregiving, especially as it relates to promising practices and innovative models for care
    2. Better coordination and evaluation of existing federal programs to recognize and support family caregivers.
    3. Assist and inform state and local efforts to support family caregivers
    4. All of the above


  1. A caregiver decides that they need short-term respite from providing support to a loved one. Why might this be?
    1. The person needs time to renew their energy in order to continue providing care.
    2. Taking a break can help to maintain a healthier relationship with their loved one.
    3. The person needs to connect with other aspects of who they are in addition to being a caregiver.
    4. All of the answers are correct.



  1. According to the report in "Caregiving in the U.S. 2020", more than one in five Americans are involved in caregiving. There are about 48 million Americans providing care to a family member or friend age 18 or older. 
  2. According to the "Caregiving in the U.S. 2020" report, 61% of caregivers were working in the past year while also Caregiving. 
  3. According to the report “Valuing the Invaluable: Charting the Path Forward, 2019 Update,” caregivers provided $470 billion in care. 
  4. The answer is b, 66%. Of America’s unpaid caregivers, 66 percent are women, according to the report “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020. 
  5. Today, nearly 24 percent of America’s caregivers are millennials, ages 18 to 34. More than half of caregivers are age 50 and older. 
  6. The answer is a.
  7. The answer is D, all of the above. 
  8. FMLA permits for up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid leave without the loss of job security or health benefits.
  9. This legislation supports all of these efforts. D is the answer
  10. The answer is d.