Families provide about 450 billion dollars in caregiving to loved ones annually. A new MIT AgeLab and AARP report exploring the relationship between caregiving and well-being revealed that caregivers, particularly women, were more likely to experience stress and worry than non-caregivers, and less likely to feel as if they had enough time and were well-rested. As the population ages, the demand for family caregiving underscores the importance of understanding its dimensions and costs—both financial and otherwise—and the need to create innovative solutions to support both caregivers and care recipients. Analysis from this study is also included in AARP’s State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports.
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