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32% of Employees Quit Jobs to Provide Informal Care at Home

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2019 1:06 PM

As more Americans want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible, family members are often called upon to be their caregivers. “In the U.S. alone, roughly 44 million people step in as informal caregivers. These are spouses, partners, friends or family members who assist with activities of daily living (ADLs) and possibly even medical tasks, according to San Francisco-based nonprofit Family Caregiver Alliance.” A recent study completed by Harvard, showed that 32% of employees voluntarily left a job to take care of a loved one. 

Some companies have teamed up with home care agencies to offer their employees caregiver benefits.  Other companies report being unaware with their employee’s caregiving responsibilities.

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