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 Continuum today to learn about our eldercare services and educational workshops as a value added benefit for businesses in St. Louis and St. Charles 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
- Recognizing Caregiving Stress in Employees
Web Resources for Family Caregivers in the Workplace:
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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.
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.
The Evercare Survey of the Economic Downturn and its Impact on Family Caregiving
Evercare and the National Alliance for Caregiving completed this survey which acknowledges that family caregivers are especially vulnerable during uncertain economic times as they struggle to maintain their own financial stability as well as continue to provide quality care to their loved ones.