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About


 

 

 

Caregivers do so Much

for Others.

What can we Do

for them?

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About


 

 

 

Caregivers do so Much

for Others.

What can we Do

for them?

How might we empower caregivers to care for themselves, in addition to their loved ones? 

The average caregiver in the U.S. is a middle-aged woman who, in addition to her demanding job, spends 20 hours a week providing unpaid care for her elderly mother. Caregivers fill a vital societal role by caring for our aging population, often neglecting their own health and well-being in the process.1

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Approximately 40 million Americans are caregivers for loved ones, and though they are unpaid, the economic value of their care is about $470 billion per year. That’s equivalent to the annual spending on Medicaid in the U.S.2

We rely heavily on these caregivers to provide care to our aging population, but this system is not sustainable. Caregivers are burdened financially, emotionally, and physically with increased likelihood of mental and chronic health conditions.


 

Caregivers do so much for others. What can we do for them?

 
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Background

How does a caregiver define Quality of Life?

May 2017, Survey of AARP caregivers caring for 50+ adults.

May 2017, Survey of AARP caregivers caring for 50+ adults.

 

What's The Challenge?

The goal of this challenge is to design an innovation to support and encourage caregivers to improve their quality of life.

 

How Do We Fix It?

The first step is to Pre-register for the challenge. This only takes a minute! You'll then receive the final submission form, along with everything you need to know about submitting your design to the challenge. After the September 5th deadline, our panel of judges will score your submissions in order to determine first, second, and third place winners.

Click below to Pre-Register now!


Challenge Sponsored by: AARP | Powered by: Catalyst @ Health 2.0 & Mad*Pow