hand with phone and graphicsNearly half of caregivers are interested in technology to connectthem to live health and wellness experts to support theircaregiving activities. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It's a new era of caregiving – resulting in a "Care-nundrum" thatemployers can help solve, according to Cambia Health Solutions'"Wired for Care: The New Face of Caregiving inAmerica."

"The US is facing significant rates of chronic health conditions and mental illnessamong people of all ages and the maturation of 72 million babyboomers," the authors write. "As a result, the need for unpaidcaregivers, and the demands made of them, will only grow. At thesame time, the diversity of care people need is matched by thediverse 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.