Minnesotans are getting older. By the year 2035, more than 1 million Minnesotans will have reached the age of 65. This increase in older adults means that there will be additional demand for people to support and care for them. This duty often falls on family members who provide time, money and emotional support.
With more than 670,000 family caregivers in our state, chances are that most Minnesota businesses have several employees who are supporting senior family members as their care needs grow.
November is Family Caregiver Month, which is a good time to assess how your business can support employees who, in effect, have a second job as a caregiver for an aging family member ā a role that can take both a physical and mental toll.