“24 million workers, who are holding down paying jobs while at the same time serving as family caregivers”
Some months ago we read a report on the blog of the AARP that revealed a problem too often overlooked, but one that will sound familiar to a significant number of Americans. The problem is the growing number of people, estimated at nearly 24 million workers, who are holding down paying jobs while at the same time serving as family caregivers. That’s a sure prescription for stress, fatigue and uncertainty, not only for employees but also for employers. “For employers big and small,” says AARP, “the need to support workers who also provide unpaid care for a family member is a growing reality.”
You can read the AARP article by clicking here. Even though the article first appeared in mid-2016, the information – and the predicament of working caregivers that it describes – are all too relevant today. For a more recent look at this issue, we suggest this more recent article just published in the popular magazine Consumer Reports.