WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH
Profile America — Sunday, November 13th. November is National Family Caregivers Month, honoring the great number of relatives, friends and neighbors involved in caring for those Americans needing assistance in the home. The nonprofessional caregivers render an important and devoted service, not just to the recipients, but society. In an aging nation, volunteer caregiving lessens the strain on the country's medical system and provides an estimated $375 billion worth of service annually. Up to 30 percent of American adults are involved in some level of caregiving toward an ill or disabled loved one. There are nearly 57 million people with a disability in the U.S. — about 19 percent of the non-institutionalized population. Among people age 65 and older, almost four in 10 have at least one disability. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Caregivers' Month/accessed 8/15/2016: http://www.nhpco.org/publications/2016-health-observance-dates
Family caregiver value/accessed 8/15/2016: http://www.caregiveraction.org/resources/caregiver-statistics
Disabilities statistics: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff12.html
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau