As caregiving providers and stakeholders, we are well aware of the increasing challenges we face due to the ongoing caregiver crisis. Following the pandemic, we’ve witnessed a sharp increase in terms of the need for care and a decrease in the number of caregivers available. Whether that be due to financial strain, a struggling economy, or otherwise, one thing is for sure: the crisis isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Looking ahead, the caregiver crisis is likely to intensify unless significant measures are taken to address the root causes. Currently, nearly 1 in every 5 Americans who provide care are going unpaid. With inflation on the rise, even those that are fortunate enough to be able to take on unpaid care positions may not be able to do so for much longer.