Over 65 million Americans are currently caring for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member or friend. Nearly 10 million of them are older than 50,leading to an estimated $3 trillion dollars in lost wages, pensions, retirement funds and benefits.
When women and men are compared, women will lose an average of $324,000 in their lifetime due to caregiving compared to men, who will lose an average of $283,000 in their lifetime due to lost wages from caregiving.
At a time when many of these people really have to remain in the workplace to make ends meet, what can we do to make the work environment more friendly to caregivers? Join Flex Hour Jobs as we discuss the situation and offer remedies to make work-life balance possible for caregivers.