Welcome to the Employers Section
of the National Caregivers Library
You will find information and tools to help employers understand the impact of caregiving on their people and on the organizations themselves. Other tools may be used to justify, develop and implement Caregiving and Eldercare programs.
Caregiving negatively affects morale, productivity, and costs. And, as a result of family caregiving responsibilities, a tremendous amount of talent, loyalty, and institutional knowledge leaves the workforce every day - either temporarily or full time.
What's the impact of caregiving on your business?
Below are a few brief - yet eye opening - statistics on how this rapidly growing issue impacts businesses.
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Business, Caregiving, and the Bottom Line.
Recruitment, Retention and Training
At any given time, more than 20% of the workforce is dealing with a caregiving situation.
33% of caregivers decrease the number of hours they work
29% quit their job or retire early
22% take a leave of absence
20% change their job status or go part-time
53% of caregivers admit that their job performance is negatively affected
84% make caregiving related phone calls during business hours
68% arrive late or leave early
67% take time off from work during the day
Even when your employees are caring for someone not covered by your health plan, YOUR healthcare cost can go up.
Increased Healthcare Cost
75% of working caregivers report an adverse affect on their own health
50% report 8 additional visits per year to a health care provider (for themselves) as a result of their caregiving responsibilities
22% report a significant impact on their own health
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Business, Caregiving, and the Bottom Line