Welcome to the
Employers Section of the National Caregivers Library.

You will find information and tools to help employers understand the impact of caregiving on their people and on the organizations themselves. Other tools may be used to justify, develop and implement Caregiving and Eldercare programs.

What's the impact of caregiving on your business?

Caregiving negatively affects morale, productivity, and costs. And, as a result of family caregiving responsibilities, a tremendous amount of talent, loyalty, and institutional knowledge leaves the workforce every day - either temporarily or full time.

Below are a few brief - yet eye opening - statistics on how this rapidly growing issue impacts businesses.

For the full report, download
Business, Caregiving, and the Bottom Line.


Recruitment, Retention and Training

At any given time, more than 20% of the workforce is dealing with a caregiving situation.

  • 33% of caregivers decrease the number of hours they work
  • 29% quit their job or retire early
  • 22% take a leave of absence
  • 20% change their job status or go part-time

Lost Productivity
  • 53% of caregivers admit that their job performance is negatively affected
  • 84% make caregiving related phone calls during business hours
  • 68% arrive late or leave early
  • 67% take time off from work during the day

Increased Healthcare Cost

Even when your employees are caring for someone not covered by your health plan, YOUR healthcare cost can go up.
  • 75% of working caregivers report an adverse affect on their own health
  • 50% report 8 additional visits per year to a health care provider (for themselves) as a result of their caregiving responsibilities
  • 22% report a significant impact on their own health

Click below for the complete report
Business, Caregiving, and the Bottom Line