woman and elderly man Caregiving is a major undertaking,–those who provide care spend approximately 29 hours a week on caregiving duties, with 70 percent reporting work-related problems as a result. (Photo: iStock)

According to a Gallup-Healthways survey, more than 20 percent of employees are providing care to a family member, and that presents them with challenges both at home and on the job.

In fact, the report “Modern Caregiving Challenges Facing U.S. Employees,” from employer-sponsored family caregiving benefits firm Torchlight, points out that the struggles employees face to fulfill all their responsibilities are broadening in scope and increasing in variety.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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