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Posted on: November 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] November is Family Caregiver Month


November is dedicated as Family Caregiver Month. Quick facts about Wisconsin Family Caregivers:

  • One in Five Wisconsinites are Family Caregivers.
  • 80 percent of all care in Wisconsin is provided by families.
  • 60 percent of people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) live with family caregivers. 25 percent live with caregivers who are older than 60.
  • 85 percent of people needing care say they cannot find workers to help.
  • Family caregivers who provide more than 490 million unpaid hours of care annually to people with disabilities and older adults.
  • Half of caregivers report cutting back their employment or quitting.
  • Lost income due to family caregiving is estimated to be $522 billion each year nationally.
  • Watch a You Tube video about caregivers and share your story via the link below

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