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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Make the most of what you have—Get more of what you need

How can you set a value on what you do? For family caregivers in the United States, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) estimates their efforts were worth approximately $375 billion in 2007. In addition, the average family caregiver for someone 50 years or older spent $5,531 on out-of-pocket caregiving expenses in 2007—more than 10 percent of the median income for a family caregiver that year, according to AARP.

It’s clear that being a family caregiver can be financially challenging. Allsup and the National Family Caregivers Association would like to help.

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