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PHI Article: Family Caregivers Need Paid Caregivers to Ease the Burden

 

An article on family caregiving was created and published by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute based out of Bronx, NY.  You can read the entire article by visiting their web page, but here’s a few major points:

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

1. Home care workers and family caregivers working together means better care for older adults and people with disabilities.
2. We need more interventions that effectively pair workers and family members to optimize care.
3. Together, the 40 million family caregivers and 4.4 million direct care workers in the U.S. form our nation’s caregiving infrastructure.

BY THE NUMBERS: FAMILY CAREGIVING

40 million

Number of unpaid family caregivers in the U.S. Source: AARP, 2016

20%

Average percentage of annual income that unpaid family caregivers spend on out-of-pocket caregiving costs. Source: AARP, 2016

44%

Average percentage of annual income that unpaid family caregivers who are Hispanic/Latino and low-income spend on out-of-pocket caregiving costs. Source: AARP, 2016

 

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