— AARP Arizona’s work with the Beatitudes Campus in hosting a “Caregivers in Motion” respite event in Phoenix last fall has resulted in the campus establishing an AARP Educational Fund. “We’re excited that the Beatitudes Campus is continuing our joint efforts to support family caregivers beyond our recent respite day event with the establishment of this fund,” said Dana Marie Kennedy, AARP Arizona State Director. “This fund creates further opportunities for Beatitudes Campus staff to attend trainings and seminars that will …

— WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Arizona provided 749 million hours of care—worth an estimated $9.4 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 …

— Idaho Family Caregivers Provide $2.2 Billion In Unpaid Care According to AARP Study New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers  BOISE, ID — Family caregivers in Idaho provided 183 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.2 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 …

— Family caregivers in Nebraska provided 182 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.5 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) …

— FOR RELEASE: 12:01 am ET July 16, 2015   CONTACT: Jane Margesson AARP Maine Communications Director (207) 229-5628 jmargesson@aarp.org Twitter:@aarpmaine   Maine Family Caregivers Provide $ 2.2 Billion in Unpaid Care According to AARP Study New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers     WASHINGTON, DC — Family caregivers in Maine provided 165 million hours of care—worth an estimated $2.2 billion —to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in …