Statistics show that increasingly more employees are also family caregivers for their aging parents. Businesses are reporting lost productivity, increased healthcare utilization and employee turnover. With the graying of the Boomer generation, these trends pose an urgent need for businesses to plan for the needs of their working family caregivers. Call Heartwarming Care today to learn about our eldercare services and educational workshops as a value added benefit for businesses in Pierce, Thurston or King counties.
Downloadable Tools and Tips for Caregiving Health in the Workplace:
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- Common Issues and Statistics Regarding the Family Caregiver in the Workplace
- Determining if an Eldercare Program Could Benefit Your Company
- Recognizing Caregiving Stress in Employees
Web Resources for Family Caregivers in the Workplace:
Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about family caregivers in the workplace and the benefits of eldercare programs.
Why is Elder Care an Important Workplace Issue?
The information on this document is provided by the Sloan Work and Family Research Network at Boston College and covers statistics and reports on how elder care is affecting the workplace.
CBS News Video Reports on Employees and Elder Care
View this short CBS video on how companies lose billions of dollars a year when employees miss work to take care of their loved ones. Some employers are acting to ease the burden and boost their bottom line.
Family Caregiving and the Older Worker
This fact sheet provides information on the growing trend of older workers who must provide care for a parent, spouse, or dependent child. It explores how financial responsibilities and caretaking duties can adversely affect the older workers’ careers–often forcing them to reduce the number of hours they work or drop out of the workforce entirely.