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closeup of elderly hand on cane and younger hand on top More than half of survey respondents say their supervisors were not as supportive as they needed them to be about their outside-of-work caregiving responsibilities. (Photo: iStock)

An aging population and a trend toward remote work may increase demand for eldercare as a voluntary benefit.

Two-thirds of respondents in the Homethrive 2021 Employee Caregiving Survey said expanding access to home-based care for the elderly is important. This expansion is more popular than free pre-kindergarten and childcare assistance to middle-class families.

 

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