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ATLANTA, Ga. — The unpaid care provided by the 1,260,000 in Georgia is valued at $16.3 billion, 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 Georgia’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 Debra Tyler Horton, AARP Georgia State Director. “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 Georgia provides support to family caregivers and the loved ones who depend on them for care. For example, AARP Georgia helped pass the CARE Act in 2022, which helps family caregivers from the moment their loved ones go into the hospital to when they return home.
Read the full report for national and state-by-state data on the economic value of unpaid care by family and friends.
Resources and information on family caregiving are available at aarp.org/caregiving.