As the COVID crisis forced even greater responsibility on the shoulders of employees juggling caregiving responsibilities, more employers are exploring ways they can better support these workers.
There are a total of 53 million unpaid family caregivers in the U.S., according to AARP data. Fifty-six percent of caregivers are employed full time , according to research from information resource Caregiver.org, and on average, employed caregivers work 34.7 hours a week.
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‘From caring for my autistic aunt, to my dying father, and now my kids, my life has revolved around the role of caregiver,’ says Adam Goldberg, CEO and founder of Torchlight, a digital-first caregiver support platform for employers.