hand with phone and graphics Nearly half of caregivers are interested in technology to connect them to live health and wellness experts to support their caregiving activities. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s a new era of caregiving – resulting in a “Care-nundrum” that employers can help solve, according to Cambia Health Solutions’ “Wired for Care: The New Face of Caregiving in America.”

“The US is facing significant rates of chronic health conditions and mental illness among people of all ages and the maturation of 72 million baby boomers,” the authors write. “As a result, the need for unpaid caregivers, and the demands made of them, will only grow. At the same time, the diversity of care people need is matched by the diverse aspects making up today’s caregiver.”

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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