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More Than One in Six American Workers Also Act as Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than one in six Americans who work a full- or part-time job also report assisting with care for an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend. Caregivers in the U.S. are diverse, with between 13% and 22% of American workers across major socioeconomic and demographic…

Caregiving Costs U.S. Economy $25.2 Billion in Lost Productivity

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Working American caregivers — those who work at least 15 hours per week and help care for an aging family member, relative, or friend — report that their caregiving obligations significantly affect their work life. The majority of caregivers say that caregiving has at least some impact…

Most Caregivers Look After Elderly Parent; Invest a Lot of Time

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The large majority of employed American caregivers — people who work at least 15 hours per week and help care for an aging family member, relative, or friend — are looking after an elderly parent. Specifically, 72% say they provide care to a parent and separately 67%…

Family Caregiver Tips: To Help you Find Balance In Your Life

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Stay True to Yourself Keep Your Friendships Thriving Keep Your Body Moving Keep the Brain Active Learn About Alternate Resources to Aide in Caregiving Consolidate Important Papers Complete an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) Give Copies of Your AHCD to Family Members & Doctors Eat Well Plan for a Crisis…

Gallup: 72% Of Employed Caregivers Are Caring For A Parent

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Gallup recently released data from surveys of employed caregivers, with three in-depth articles. The first article focuses on demographics of caregivers and a trend that the less income and education an American has, the more likely they are to be a caregiver. Twenty-one percent of Americans who make $36,000 or…

Distance Caregivers For Advanced Cancer Patients Have Special Needs

By 2012, an estimated 14 million people will serve as distance caregivers to family members who live across the state, across the region, even across the country. “No longer are families living just around the corner from each other,” says Polly Mazanec, an assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton…