"I’m a Caregiver” Shows the Diversity Among Family Caregivers AARP Approximately 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. give their hearts each day to perform a labor of love. Family caregivers are as diverse as the United States as a whole. They come from every age, gender, socioeconomic, and racial/ethnic group. They’re often on duty 24/7 and don’t have time for a break. These unsung heroes wouldn’t have it any other way.