A health visitor helping a sick senior woman sitting on bed at home.

Valuing the Contributions of Family Caregivers

One of the many reasons people begin to search for senior living options outside their home is because they do not want to be a burden to someone else. In 2017, about 41 million family caregivers provided an estimated 34 billion hours of unpaid care to an adult with limitations in daily activities. The estimated economic value of their unpaid contributions was about $470 billion in 2017.