Abstract The success of educational and social services for caregivers is significantly influenced by the situation in the family – macro-social indicators or psycho-social nature of family members. In 2010 and 2011 a research that mapped the situation in the mentioned families was conducted in CR. The caregivers’ results were compared with intact population. The results confirmed that statistically significant differences in the answers of respondents from both groups related to the life quality factors and were proved in the overall majority of monitored markers. The results are presented with the aim to focus on the areas applicable in the work of helping professions.