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Value of Caregiving

The estimated dollar amount family caregivers saved their states and D.C., per hour, in 2009

If family caregivers were no longer available to provide their time and support, the economic cost to the U.S. health care and long-term services and supports systems would increase dramatically. In 2009, while 42 million family caregivers provided care on a daily basis to an adult with limitations, more than 61 million provided care at some time during the year. The estimated economic value of their unpaid help was approximately $450 billion. Here is that family caregiver's contribution in 2009, per hour, for each state and D.C.

 

See also: Everything you need to know about caregiving.

 

 

Source: AARP Public Policy Institute, “Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update”

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