According to a new national survey of working adults in the US, one in four employees currently cares for an older or disabled adult.

The study, conducted by work-life benefits firm Workplace Options, noted that of the employees caring for an older adult, nearly half have missed work time.

The role of the employer was also reviewed and 61% of the respondents said that they would utilize a service that assisted with care giving if it was provided by the employer free of charge.

It would be interesting to see if the situation is similar elsewhere in the world. Please add a comment to let us know what you see in your country.