65% of older Americans rely on family members to provide assistance with daily living to them. Women disproportionately provide the majority of unpaid adult caregiving which can come in the form of health provider, care manager, friend, surrogate decision maker, and advocate.
As the demand for caregiving rises with an aging population, so do the years women provide care to an adult family member. That means that 33% of women decrease their work hours per week and 29% pass up promotions, training, or assignments at work. Also, because of these time demands, women in a caregiving role were six times more likely to develop depression and/or anxiety. Studies found that 33% of these caregivers experienced poor health outcomes due to no time or support - which leads to 66% of women foregoing preventative treatment and testing.
Organizations that support their employee caregivers can benefit from increased loyalty, engagement, job satisfaction, and retention. In this webinar we will discuss employee caregivers and the effect on absenteeism, costs, and productivity in the workplace and what actionable steps employer can take.
- Learn how caregiving impcats the health and productivity of workers
- Be aware of the caregiving stigma
- Know how to identify and support employee caregivers
For Health Action Council members only
SHRM, HRCI, and CEBS credit