Why care for caregivers?

Family (unpaid) caregivers are a critical part of millions of patients’ lives – we couldn’t do without them. And they need our support now more than ever. Understanding the challenges that caregivers face around the world is needed so that action can be taken to increase recognition and support. See the latest Embracing Carers® research and reports below.

The current caregiver landscape

Embracing Carers ® created the Caregiver Well-Being Index to determine the immediate and long-lasting impacts of COVID-19 on unpaid caregivers, including its impact on their psychological, physical and financial well-being.

They must now navigate fast-changing care delivery models, learn new telehealth and technology, provide emotional support despite their own emotional needs, and handle increased responsibilities at home—all at once.

We have pulled out some key facts from the Caregiver Well-Being Index and created an infographic that you can download or share.


of caregivers put the needs of the person they are caring for above their own1


are concerned that they will not be able to afford to provide proper care1


of caregivers need additional guidance/training on how to use telehealth/online tools/mobile apps to complete their caregiving duties1


of employed caregivers are concerned they will lose their job because of the time commitment needed as a caregiver1

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Caregivers across the globe are in need of support

In order to uncover what challenges caregivers face around the world, Embracing Carers® has conducted a multi-national survey to determine the unmet needs of caregivers and the impact that caring for others has on their own health and well-being. Check our findings here.

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These are the problems caregivers are facing

Embracing Carers® developed and issued Caregiver Report: Embracing the Critical Role of Caregivers Around the World, that captures the results of our international caregiver survey and outlining key calls to action for supporting and recognizing caregivers around the world.


1. Merck. Embracing Caregivers Initiative.Caregiver Well-Being Index. Sept. 3-Oct. 27, 2020.

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