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Prevalence and value of family caregiving by state

A state-by-state analysis of the number of family caregivers, hours of caregiving services, and their estimated market value has recently been released. Illinois ranks 6th in the nation with an estimated 1.2 million caregivers whose work has an annual market value of over $13,153. For some, caregiving provides a workable alternative to nursing homes.

To see the national statistics.