Are You A CAREGIVER?

A Caregiver is a person who is concerned about, or providing physical, emotional, or

Did You Know…

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

  2. Chronic stress experienced by caregivers can shorten one’s lifespan by 4 to 8 years.

  3. $33.6 billion is an estimated loss of productivity in the work force due to elder care responsibilities.

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

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

  6. The stress of caregiving leads to increase health problems and doctor visits for themselves.

  7. Nearly 1/5 of caregivers quit their jobs.

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

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

  10. 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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