Approximately 177,000 family caregivers in the Granite State provided an estimated 140 million hours of care (worth $2.3 billion) to parents, spouses, partners and friends in 2017, according to a recent AARP report.
New Study Reveals Number of Unpaid Caregivers in U.S. Grew by 9.5 Million in Five Years to Total 53 Million
Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 reports Hispanics are the youngest caregivers and experience more financial impacts than non-Hispanic Whites
As each day passes, the devastating impact that the pandemic is having on Americans who live and work in nursing homes and other care facilities is becoming more and more clear. According to news reports, more than 16,000 COVID-19 deaths -- about a quarter of the national total -- have been residents and staff of long-term care facilities. This is appalling, and a persistent lack of transparency is compounding the anxiety of family members who are unable to visit their loved ones. Until recently, there was no federal requirement for nursing homes to report coronavirus outbreaks and COVID-19 deaths, making it impossible to understand the true scope of the problem and what steps need to be taken to protect residents and staff.
AARP is providing information and resources about COVID-19 to help older Granite Staters, and their families protect themselves from the virus and prevent it from spreading to others.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of serious illness from the coronavirus.
Do you know ways to help keep your aging loved ones from losing money to scams and fraud? We’ll share important information that could help you keep them safe during our free webinar.
Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
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