North Carolina Family Caregivers Provide $13.1 Billion Annually in Unpaid Care to Family, Friends at Home
RALEIGH. NC— In North Carolina approximately 1.33 million family caregivers provided an estimated 1.11 billion hours of care — worth a staggering 13.1 billion dollars— to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends in 2017, according to state data available in the latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series. The complexity of family caregiving increases as medical and nursing tasks continue to enter the home, and family demographics change amidst an aging population.
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This week AARP released an important survey on the economic value of family caregivers. 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 findings underscore the need for greater support for family caregivers who contribute not only to patient health, but to lowering the overall cost of care.
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