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Are You A CAREGIVER?

A Caregiver is a person who is concerned about, or providing physical, emotional, or financial assistance to an older person

Did You Know…

  • Estimated between 16 to 20 million U.S. employees are caring for aging parents.

  • $33.6 billion is an estimated loss of productivity in the work force due to elder care responsibilities.

  • Caregiving impacts work via absenteeism, partial absenteeism, coming in late and leaving early.

  • Caregivers lose between 5-12 days of work a year.

  • The estimated average additional health cost to employers is 8% more for those with eldercare responsibilities. 

  • Employees providing eldercare are more likely to report fair or poor health, depression, diabetes, hypertension, or pulmonary disease

  • Nearly 1/5 of caregivers quit their jobs.

  • Almost 60% of all caregivers are employed full time and 11% are working part-time.

  • Nearly 80% of caregivers provide caregiving assistance 7 days a week.

  • Nearly ¼ of caregivers spend up to 10% of their monthly income on caregiving activities.

Sources:
Metlife Study of Working Caregivers & Employee Health Care Costs- February 2010
National Alliance for Caregiving -EverCare Study- April 2009
AARP-Cargegiving and The American Workplace State Surveys Research Report