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  • 90%: Percentage of people over 65 with disabilities who get part of their care from unpaid informal caregivers.
  • 66%: Percentage of people over 65 with disabilities who rely entirely on help from unpaid informal caregivers.
  • $350 billion: Estimated value of care from informal caregivers.
  • 5%: Percent decline in nursing home residents who depend entirely on Medicaid to pay for their housing between 2000 and 2007.

Source: AARP

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