Unpaid caregivers provide critical support to family members, friends, or neighbors who are in need of care due to illness, disability, or age- related challenges. Despite their incredible dedication, their struggles and sacrifices deserve recognition.
According to recent studies
Over 53 million people in the United States alone serve as unpaid caregivers, contributing an estimated $470 billion worth of care annually.
On average, caregivers spend 24.4 hours per week providing care, and 1 in 4 caregivers devote over 40 hours each week to caregiving responsibilities.
Caregiving can have significant financial implications, with caregivers spending an average of $7,000 per year on
Only 47% say they have received adequate training
20-40% of caregivers battle depression.
Tips for Caregiver Well-being
- Seek support from friends, family, and groups.
- Set boundaries to avoid overwhelm.
- Prioritize exercise, diet, and sleep.
- Take breaks and find enjoyable activities.
- Use local resources for respite and support
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Improve senior health and quality of life
Reduce medical costs to families and insurance
Contact us to inquire about our results and/or how our approach helps meet the needs of your patients and families.
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