Embracing Carers

Its first ever Carer Well-Being Index surveyed 750 Americans 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 Survey Results


believe they’ll spend 41 or more hours per week on unpaid caregiving in the future


are concerned they will lose their job because of the time commitments needed to be a caregiver


feel more burnt out than ever before

Heather Connor, Head of Global Communications, Healthcare Heather Connor, Head of Global Communications, Healthcare

Caregivers are a critical element of healthcare systems around the world, and as our study results have shown, they remain underappreciated in times of COVID-19. Our company remains committed to supporting caregivers. This survey further contributes to our efforts to make caregiver support visible and recognized as a health priority.

Heather Connor

Head of Global Communications, Healthcare at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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

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