Caring Workplace® Stats

The Facts

Boston University's Center on Work & Family found family-friendly policies and programs reduced absenteeism and stress, and improved morale.

Access to a geriatric care manager provides invaluable support, consultation and information to an employee with eldercare responsibilities.

The typical family caregiver is a working 49-year-old woman. She spends an average of 24 hours/week providing personal assistance to her parent or in-law. Most work full-time, but 3 in 5 say caregiving has affected their ability to do their jobs.

Caregiving Impact on Employees

Employed Caregivers on the Rise

Most companies have no formal policies to help employees find elder care services.

The rising demand for family members to provide care will continue to increase as the older adult populations continue to grow.

Employed Caregivers on the Rise
  • 16 million employees balance full-time employment - a growing trend, and triple the amount since 2001
  • An astounding two-thirds of all caregivers are in the workplace.
  • 90% of companies expect an increase in the number of employees caring for elderly relatives.