Recently Healthways and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index® were featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. The story titled 'Most Stressed Out' in U.S.? Middle-Aged Women Have Lowest Well-Being, Study Finds focused on the well-being of America’s baby boomer women. These women are balancing the demands of a career, supporting their children, taking care of their aging parents, and finding time for their husbands. These super women really are doing it all but it's taxing on their own well-being.
In conjunction with this broadcast, Nikki Duggan, Director of Well-Being Strategy at Healthways was interviewed and provided an analysis of the data on the theme of “Caregivers: The Well-Being of American Women Ages 45-64.”
Talk about the latest study from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®:
What were the major findings from this study?
Is there anything else you'd like to share about this study?
What can these women do to improve their well-being?
What's the biggest thing you'd like to note about the Well-Being Index?
Some Surprising Facts about Caregivers:
- More than 1 in 6 American workers also act as caregivers
- Caregiving costs the U.S. economy $25.2 Billion in lost productivity
- The majority of caregivers say caregiving has at least some impact on their performance at work
- Annually, 126,222,624 workdays are lost among full-time workers because of caregiving
- 72% of caregivers say they provide care for a parent
- 67% say the person is 75 years of age or older
- The majority (55%) of caregivers said they'd been providing care for 3 or more years.
- 31% reported care between 1 and 3 years
- On average, caregivers spend 13 days per month shopping, preparing food, housekeeping, doing laundry, providing transportation, and giving medication.
- On average, they spend 6 days per month helping the family member/friend they're caring for to eat, dress, groom, walk, bathe, and visit the toilet
These and other facts can be found in a series of articles at gallup.com