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Elder & Child Caregiving Statistics

Demographics:

74 Million People

are turning 65 at a rate of

10,000 per day.

PEW Research Center

43,500,000

unpaid, untrained caregivers providing support for loved ones in the US.

- AARP

21,600,000

unpaid, untrained caregivers

are employed.

- AARP

84%

of these caregivers need more information / help.

- AARP

51%

of employees providing family elder care are male; 49% female.

- Families and Work Institute

Productivity / Retention:

$38.2 Billion

in productivity

is lost annually.

- AARP

15% U.S. Workers

spend an average of 29 hours per week on caregiving responsibilities.

- Ceridian 2016

92%

working caregivers have their hours or structure impacted.

- Caring.com 2016 survey

60%

working caregivers have to change their schedule to accommodate caregiving.

- Caring.com 2016 survey

79%

caregivers have missed work in the past 12 months; 31% have missed 7+ days.

National Center on Caregiving

253 Hours

per month is spent on 3+ caregiving tasks per day, almost two full-time jobs.

Kaiser Health

5 Years

is the median duration family members care for older adults with high needs.

Kaiser Health

Corporate Compliance:

Lawsuits

over employee family responsibilities discrimination rose 590% 1998 - 2012.

Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings

Legal Action

by employees caring for elderly loved ones is up 650% in the last decade.

Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings

Employees

are winning roughly

70% of their cases.

Administrative Office of the US Courts

20%

of FMLA cases

are made by caregivers.

Department of Labor

Discrimination

related to family responsibility cost employers $477M 2006-2015.

Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings

Future Projections:

By 2030

72.8 million US residents (more than 1 in 5) will be 65 or older.

- National Academies

37%

of older adults by 2050 will likely require support from family caregivers.

- National Academies

The EEOC

observes that eldercare responsibilities riseover time, and are unpredictable.

- Boston Lawyer Blog