Eldercare - what firms can do to helpDue to demographics there is an increase in the number of workers caring for elderly relatives.By Ann Vincola06/05/2000|CHRR, Guide to Pensions & Benefits|Last Updated: 04/12/2001 Working caregivers now comprise a large part of the workforce. Due to simple demographics, many employees — surveys put the number at 10 per cent or higher — find themselves having to care for aging parents or relatives, often in addition to caring for their own children. Besides “working caregivers,” who provide primary care, there is another group of workers who provide long-distance care to parents or relatives with disabilities. Obviously, the toll this kind of stress takes on the employee is enormous. Costs To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.