Adult caregiving – Let our experts explain how it is taking a toll on America’s workforceApril 24, 20192 min read
Many workers are not only caring for children, but also other family members who are aging or have health issues. As people live and work longer, the prevalence of adult caregivers continues to grow, reaping emotional, physical and financial tolls on those providing care.
In the report Adult Caregiving: Generational considerations for America's workforce, experts at Unum revealed some startling statistics.
- Most (58 percent) are caring for a parent or in-law, with spouse (16 percent) and adult child (10 percent) accounting for other top responses
- In addition to their caregiving responsibilities, most caregivers (55 percent) are working more than 30 hours per week
- Caregiving responsibilities result in missed work or tardiness (52 percent) and lower productivity on the job (22 percent)
- Caregivers report stress, anxiety and/or depression (61 percent), exhaustion (49 percent) and financial strain (44 percent)
- From their employers, caregivers most desire flexible schedules (67 percent), employer-paid family leave (50 percent) and the ability to work from home (42 percent)
- Caregivers long for mobile technology to help them manage their leave (85 percent)
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Michelle Jackson is the Assistant Vice President, Market Development for Unum, a leading provider of workplace financial protection benefits. She specializes in mental and behavioral health, caregiving, aging family members, paid family leave, and workplace issues. She is available to speak with media - simply click on her icon to arrange an interview.
View the Caring Report here.
Michelle Jackson Assistant Vice President, Market Development
Michelle Jackson specializes in mental and behavioral health, caregiving, aging family members, paid family leave, and workplace issues