Wednesday, May 23, 2018

千禧世代的 亞太裔家庭照護者付出更多時間照顧親屬

AAPI Millennial Family Caregivers Spend More Time
Providing Care, AARP Report Finds

【華盛頓哥倫比亞特區2018年5月23日訊】— AARP樂齡會最新報告《千禧世代:新一代的家庭照護者》(Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers)指出,美國將近4,000萬的家庭照護者中有四分之一是屬於千禧世代的年青人,報告突顯出這一代人必需承擔更大的父母、祖父母、朋友或鄰居基本生活和醫療支援,因此面臨著獨特的經歷和挑戰。根據報告,千禧世代也有更多人需要照顧罹患精神健康或情緒問題的親友,比例達到33%,而較年長的照護者這項比例僅為18%。總的來說,精神健康照護人員面臨著更高的情緒、身體和財務壓力。


「人們常常對千禧世代有一種自我意識強烈的迷思,並構成刻板印象,使得千禧世代的照護者難以得到他們應有的認同和幫助。」AARP樂齡會多元文化領導部門亞太裔受眾副總裁郭為婉(Daphne Kwok)說:「當照顧家庭的重責落在年輕人身上時,尤其是當人際關係和專業網絡正在形成的時候,這對他們的生活造成十分關鍵的影響。」

  • 大約百分之八的千禧世代家庭照護者是亞太裔,但他們卻佔所有亞太裔照護者總數三分之一(30%)。
  • 大多數的亞太裔照護者是女性(64%)。
  • 同樣是屬於千禧世代的一群,亞太裔家庭照護者比其他人付出“更多時間” 照顧親友(每週提供護理時間超過20小時),亞太裔家庭照護者此項的比例為31%,一般家庭照護者僅26%。



WASHINGTON, DCMay 23, 2018 — One-in-four of the nearly 40 million family caregivers in America is a millennial. AARP’s latest report, “Millennials: The Emerging Generation of Family Caregivers,” spotlights the unique experiences and challenges this generation faces as more support a parent, grandparent, friend or neighbor with basic living and medical needs. According to the report, millennials are more likely to care for someone with a mental health or emotional issue — 33 percent compared to 18 percent of older caregivers. Overall, mental health caregivers face higher emotional, physical and financial strain.

Younger caregivers also face challenges in the workplace because they are less understood by supervisors and managers. On top of spending an average of more than 20 hours a week in their caregiving role, this generation of family caregivers is the most likely to be employed (73 percent). More than half say their caregiving role affected their work in a significant way, says the report.

“The myth that millennials are self-involved is a stereotype that makes it challenging for millennial caregivers to get the recognition and help they need,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. “When the responsibilities of caring for family falls on its younger members, it impacts them at a pivotal point in their lives when personal relationships and professional networks are being formed.”

According to the report, most millennial caregivers (65 percent) care for a parent or grandparent and more than half are the only one in the family providing this support. Millennials are also the most diverse group of family caregivers to date.
  • About eight percent of millennial family caregivers are AAPI, but they make up about three-in-ten (30 percent) of all AAPI caregivers.
  • The majority (64 percent) of AAPI millennial family caregivers are women.
  • AAPI millennial family caregivers are more likely to be a “higher hour” caregiver (providing care more than 20 hours a week) than the average millennial caregiver, 31 percent compared to 26 percent.

Millennials are defined as those born between 1980 and 1996. Data from the report is based primarily on the 2015 Caregiving in the U.S. study.

Visit for more resources and information on family caregiving, including AARP’s Prepare to Care Guides.

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