Are You A CAREGIVER?

A Caregiver is a person who is concerned about, or providing physical, emotional, or you-might-be-a-family-caregiverfinancial assistance to an older person.

Did You Know…

  • Estimated between 16 to 20 million U.S. employees are caring for aging parents.
  • Chronic stress experienced by caregivers can shorten one’s lifespan by 4 to 8 years.
  • $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 stress of caregiving leads to increase health problems and doctor visits for themselves.
  • 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:

National Alliance for Caregiving –EverCare Study

Metlife Caregiver Cost Study- June 2007

AARP-Cargegiving and The American Workplace State Surveys Research Report

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About Sue Salach

Sue has a Master's degree in Gerontology and has worked in the geriatric healthcare field for over 25 years and is the Author of "Along Comes Grandpa", a caregiving resource guide, and the novel "If I Walked in Her Shoes" (http://www.AlongComesGrandpa.com). As a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer, Sue employs her comprehensive experience and enthusiasm to assist corporations in finding solutions to work/life balance challenges and pro-actively educate and empower their employees.
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