Caregiver Assist

Everybody knows someone who is taking care of a family member. In fact, half of us are or will be among the more than 40 million family caregivers in the country who devote an average of 20 hours a week to caring for a chronically ill or disabled adult. Paradoxically, the health of a caregiver – particularly those who have dual responsibilities as employees and caregivers – often deteriorates due to the stress of juggling both work and continuous care giving. As a result, productivity on the job goes down almost 20% and personal health care benefit costs go up an average of 8% a year, approximately $550 for each caregiver. The care recipient is also greatly impacted as their caregiving requirements are often not met which in turn frequently results on unnecessary readmissions. The family caregiver dilemma is a looming national crisis of providing care for an aging population.

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“More health care is happening at home. As more people are able to be saved by medical advances, their lives are being extended, but they’re also being sent home medically fragile. It’s caregivers who are the first line of defense.”

Susannah Fox, Associate Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project
“Caregiving Costs U.S. Economy $25.2 Billion in Lost Productivity. Nearly one-third of working caregivers miss at least six work days each year.”

“By mid-century, there will be only three family caregivers available for each person requiring care.”

Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President and Director of the AARP Public Policy Institute
“Caregiving Employees’ Health Problems Can Cost U.S. Companies a Potential $13.4 Billion Yearly”

MetLife Mature Market Institute® with the National Alliance for Caregiving and University of Pittsburgh Institute of Aging
CaregiverAssist delivers on its promise of high-touch/high-tech care by providing 24/7 access to our Advocacy Center by voice, web or text for added peace of mind in the event of a question or a need for an intervention.