family caregivers

  • Lost wages for family caregivers
    The total impact of caregiving on lost wages for family caregivers age 50 and older is $283,716 for men, and $323,880 for men.  
  • Caregivers cut back on own preventive health
    One in 4 family caregivers cut back on spending for their own preventive health or dental care when caring for a loved one.  
  • Unpaid care from family caregivers
    Each week, family caregivers provide an average of 20.4 hours of unpaid care.  
  • Impact of family caregiving on individual health
    Family caregivers commonly experience poor health and are at increased risk for heart disease, poor immune function, fatigue, depression, and more.  
  • Impact of family caregiving on work
    Seven out of 10 family caregivers have to cut back on work hours, change jobs, or stop working in order to care for their loved one.  
  • Out-of-pocket costs to family caregivers
    Being a family caregiver costs $5,531 in out-of-pocket direct costs each year.  
  • More than 60 million new family caregivers each year
    Every year, 61.6 million family caregivers take on the roll of unpaid caregiver to a family member or loved one.  
  • Economic contributions of family caregivers
    Family caregivers contribute an estimated $450 billion each year in economic value.