More than 40 million people provide unpaid caregiving for seriously ill and elderly family members every year. The rapidly aging U.S. population means we are facing a caregiving crisis that policymakers and business leaders are unprepared to address. We must take proactive steps to support the caregiving responsibilities facing working families today.
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“Making it easier for more Americans to be the workers and family members they want to be will make our economy and country stronger.”
Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook
“When my mom died I was not there with her, holding her hand, because I had to go back to work.”
Kimberly Mitchell works at a large department store in Washington, DC
“Caring for my 11-year old son who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma last year while stressing about his health care and financial strain were very hard for me and my family.”
Lisa Chin works at a large pharmaceutical company in New Jersey
“I spent every day by my mother’s side during the month she was in hospice. I am one of the lucky ones. Everyone at work was totally supportive and I experienced no pressure to return before I was ready.”
Ilene Rubenstein works at a college in Brooklyn, New York
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Family Leave Workshop is a training program established and run by PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States. Photo of Sheryl Sandberg by the World Economic Forum, licensed under Creative Commons.