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A record 53 million Americans provide an estimated $600 billion annually in unpaid family caregiving. This responsibility takes a toll on their financial, physical, and mental health.

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The burden falls heavily on the 'Sandwich Generation,' with 54% of parents in their 40s caring for aging parents and financially supporting adult children. As long-term care facilities face staffing shortages, the demand on these caregivers is likely to increase.

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Recognizing their sacrifices, policymakers and healthcare providers must prioritize their well-being through financial assistance, flexible work arrangements, training programs, and support groups. Creating a supportive system is vital to valuing and supporting the immense role of unpaid family caregiving.


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Seniorly today released a study on the States Most Impacted by Caregiver Burnout using the most recent data from the Census Bureau, CDC, Alzheimer’s Association and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Multiple factors were analyzed such as multigenerational households, Alzheimer’s disease, long-term care workers, age dependency ratio, and health issues reported by caregivers.

A new study shows family caregivers in Alabama are the No. 18 most burned out in the nation.

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 A few metrics that led to Alabama’s ranking show 48.5% of caregivers report having two chronic health conditions and 14.6% are mentally distressed.  Alzheimer’s is expected to increase by 14.6% by 2025 and 3.4% of homes are multigenerational.

What do you think can be done to help out those burnt out caregivers in the state of Alabama?

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