More than 50 million Americans care for a chronically ill, aged or disabled person. Family caregivers are the largest source of long-term care services in the United States. The economic value of family and informal caregivers has been estimated at $257 billion annually (National Family Caregivers Association, 2005).
National Family Caregivers Association
This association supports, empowers, educates and speaks up for caregivers and addresses common needs and concerns of all caregivers.
Family Caregiver Alliance
This alliance seeks to improve the quality of life for caregivers through education, service, research and advocacy.