COVID-19 IMPACT ON CAREGIVERS
In February 2021 the Embracing Carers® initiative unveiled the results of a new global study exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on the caregiver community across the globe and Canada.
The first-ever Carer Well-Being Index surveyed 755 carers in Canada across various demographics who are providing unpaid care for a loved one with a long-term illness, physical disability, or cognitive/mental condition to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their physical, emotional and financial health.
Some Canadian-Specific Survey Results
say caring for someone during the pandemic has caused them to feel more burnt out than ever before.
say the pandemic has made caregiving harder.
are concerned they will be unable to afford providing proper care in the future.
experienced a decline in their physical health due to the pandemic.
experienced a decline in their mental health.
Global Connections & Awareness
Embracing Carers® is our global initiative, in collaboration with leading organizations around the world, to increase awareness, discussion and action about the often-overlooked needs of carers.
Through this movement, we hope to build connections and implement practical solutions to support the often-overlooked needs of caregivers.
With the initiative’s four key aims to increase global awareness, broaden stakeholder engagement, engage healthcare systems and drive policy focus, Embracing Carers® plays an important role in elevating the public health issue of caregiving.
Embracing Carers global advisors include
We are launching the Caregivers ConciergeTM – an index of platforms, programs and resources, designed to provide support to caregivers, right within their communities.