The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that employees ages 45 to 64will make up a full third of the workforce by next year. Along withjob responsibilities, many in this age group also juggle familycaregiving responsibilities. According to a study by the Universityof Florida, one in 10 American workers is a caregiver, which meansthat almost 16 million Americans are trying to balance working andcaregiving.

The demands that go along with caregiving affect employeeproductivity, and as caregivers themselves begin to age, it willonly get harder to maintain that delicate balance between workingand caring for their family members.

Absenteeism, workplace interruptions and care crises due tocaregiving duties contributes to a $29 billion loss each year inproductivity for businesses, according to a National Alliance ofCaregiving/AARP study funded by MetLife.

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