By the Numbers
Taking care of caregivers
With more employees acting as caregivers, some forward-thinking companies are boosting benefits that aim to make their lives easier.
The number of caregivers is on the rise — an estimated 30% of the U.S. population cares for a family member and averages about 20 hours per week doing so. That means that more employees could use some help from their employer. And, lucky for them, a number of companies are stepping up efforts to help by boosting caregiving benefits, according to new research from the Northeast Business Group on Health and AARP.