5 Interesting facts about Caregivers and Caregiving…

Extracted from St Andrews Senior solutions. – http://www.standrewsseniorsolutions.com/caregivers/information/caregiver_facts_caregivers.htm

1/ 5.4 million children live in households maintained by grandparents or other non-parental relatives (parents may also be present).

2/ The average monthly out of pocket expense for a family caregiver is $171. Total un-reimbursed monthly expense for family caregivers is $1.5 billion!

3/ The value of caregiver contributions has been estimated at $306 billion annually  – almost twice as much as is actually spent on homecare and nursing home services.

4/ More and more men participating in care continues to rise.  66% of caregivers are female and 44% are male.

5/ More and more community services are being developed and offered for caregivers to ward off stress and illness that often accompanies caregiving.

One Response

  1. thanks for highlighting these positive aspects in the arena of caregiving. keep on.

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