The Elder Care Study: Everyday Realities and Wishes for Change

eldercareElder care is an issue that increasingly affects today’s worker and today’s family. This report uses nationally representative data on the U.S. workforce to examine how much of working caregivers’ time is consumed by elder care, what level of support they receive from employers, and the demographics of this growing population of Americans with simultaneous work and caregiving responsibilities. The quantitative analysis is accompanied by follow-up interviews with caregivers to underscore the complexities of taking care of an elderly loved one—from communicating with health professionals to balancing work responsibilities to dealing with unavoidable changes in the parent-child relationship.

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