Factsheet on Building Better Workplaces for Family Caregivers
Posted: March 13, 2011
According to the report, nearly six in ten caregivers are employed and more than seven in ten were employed at some point during their caregiving role. A continuing challenge for the working family caregiver is that the workplace hasn’t adapted to meet the needs of caregiving. Serving as a family caregiver while working can mean risking discipline, loss of pay, promotion, or even job loss.
In many cases, caregivers are forced to decide between keeping their job or being a caregiver. In 2009 there were 66 million Americans who served as unpaid caregivers. For more information, visit: National Partnership for Women and Families.