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Seth Evans
By Sheila Evans, RN - Carrboro, NC
AARPs Protect Seniors Medicare/Social Security
“Over the past 48 hours, Governor McCrory and the State Legislature have taken significant first strides towards providing long-needed support for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, as well as their family caregivers.
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WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in North Carolina provided 1.19 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $13.4 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) in 2013.
I Heart Caregivers
Did you know that out of the 1.7 million North Carolina family caregivers, the average caregiver is a 49 year-old female? While providing that care, many develop their own health issues, suffer from stress, income loss and other issues.
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