- 1 in 5 people are caring for a loved one providing 24 hours of care per week, on average.
- 60% of caregivers were employed in 2020 while also providing care.
- 50% of working caregivers are reluctant to tell their supervisor about their caregiving responsibilities.
Being a working caregiver is a situation that will affect almost everyone at some point in life and employers are in a position to offer more meaningful supports and resources to help employees successfully navigate this time. Investing in the well-being of your staff is simply good for business and results in many positive returns for you as well. If you are interested in learning more about the challenges working caregivers face and want to understand how to support them better as an employer, contact Chersten Keillor with the SE MN Area Agency on Aging to learn more and schedule a presentation.