Male and millennial caregivers

Elderly person with male nurseTraditionally it has been thought that a caregiver is female and 50+ years of age. This is no longer the case. Men now encompass 40% of the family caregivers now providing care. And there are more than 10,000,0000 millennials who have stepped up to the caregiving plate. It’s time we recognize caregivers come in all shapes, genders, and ages. 

For more information on millennial and male caregivers check out this article on The Invisibility of a Family Caregiver by Jean Accius with AARP.

Are employers seeing the light?

Frustrated adult

With the millennial generation taking on the role of caregiver, employers are faced with recognizing that paid family leave needs to extend beyond leave for new parents. This article, Paid Leave for Caregivers Being Used to Attract Millennials, brings up some great reasons why employers need to respond to this “growing segment of the workforce.” For the full article click on this link Paid Leave...