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Family Caregivers in Delaware Provide $1.89 million in Unpaid Care to Loved Ones

The unpaid care provided by the 124,000 caregivers in Delaware is valued at $1.89 million, according to new state data available in AARP’s latest report in the Valuing the Invaluable series. The report highlights the growing scope and complexity of family caregiving and highlights actions needed to address the many challenges of caring for parents, spouses, and other loved ones.

“Family caregivers play a vital role in Delaware’s health care system, whether they care for someone at home, coordinate home health care, or help care for someone who lives in a nursing home,” said George Meldrum, AARP Delaware State President.  “We want to make sure all family caregivers have the financial, emotional and social support they need, because the care they provide is invaluable both to those receiving it and to their community.”

AARP Delaware provides support to family caregivers and the loved ones who depend on them for care. For example, AARP Delaware worked to pass the CARE Act in 2016. This pivotal legislation made life better for family caregivers, and for those receiving care, especially during and after a hospital stay.

See how Delaware compares with other states HERE.  

Resources and information on family caregiving are available at

El Año Pasado, el gobernador Brown firmó la ley SB 675 (Liu), estableciendo la Ley de Hospital y Cuidador Familiar de California.

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