Colorado Statistics: Caregivers

AARP, an AgeWise Colorado Provider, and other sources have reported that family caregivers are the primary source of support for seniors and people with disabilities of all ages. In the U.S., there are more than 48 million family caregivers. AARP said its research shows that in 2021, 600,000 family caregivers in Colorado provided 560 million hours of unpaid caregiving valued at an estimated $11.2 billion. Also, its survey of 700 Colorado residents age 45 and up found that fully two-thirds were providing unpaid care to an adult relative or friend or had done so in the past. AARP surveys have also found that, on average, family caregivers spend 26% of their income taking care of their loved ones, with even heavier impact on families of color. Surveys also found that 42% of caregivers either quit their jobs or cut their hours to spend time on caregiving

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  • Boulder County and City of Boulder
  • Central Mountains: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Lake
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Aurora
  • Colorado Springs Metro area: Counties of El Paso, Park, Teller
  • Denver Metro area: Counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson
  • Eastern Plains: Counties of Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln
  • Larimer County and City of Fort Collins
    Las Animas/ Huerfano: Counties of Huerfano, Las Animas
  • Northeast Colorado: Counties of Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
  • Northwest: Counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
  • Pueblo County and City of Pueblo
  • San Juan Region: Counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
  • South Central Colorado: Counties of Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
  • Southeast Colorado: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Prowers, Otero
  • Summit Region: Counties of Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin, Summit
  • Weld County
  • West Central: Counties of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel