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

  • 30%

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

  • 56%

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

  • 72%

    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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