November is National Caregiver Month

65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged.

52 million caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or illness.

43.5 million of adult family caregivers care for someone 50+ years of age and 14.9 million care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

The value of unpaid family caregivers will likely continue to be the largest source of long-term care services in the U.S., and the aging population 65+ will more than double between the years 2000 and 2030, increasing to 71.5 million from 35.1 million in 2000.

More than one in six Americans working full or part time report assisting with the care of an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Caregivers working at least 15 hours per week said it significantly affected their work life.

Click here for a look into the life of a working caregiver from AARP

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