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Caregiver Resources for Employers

April 10, 2007
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These links and phone numbers provide employers with useful information on elder care.
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The Costs of Caregiving

April 10, 2007
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Total estimated annual costs to employers for all full-time employed caregivers according to the MetLife Caregiving Cost Study: Productivity Losses to U.S. Business, 2006, U.S. MetLife Mature Market Institute
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Why Child Care and Elder Care Are So Different

April 10, 2007
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Unlike child care, elder care is an unpredictable, variable event that can occur suddenly during a loved one’s health crisis, or creep up slowly as a relative’s health and functioning decline.
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10 Steps for Creating a Work Environment That Supports Caregivers

April 10, 2007
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Companies that want to retain valued workers who are responsible for caring for an elderly parent can use these steps to create a workplace culture that supports them.
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Caregiver Resources for Employees

April 10, 2007
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This list is aimed at helping employees find the assistance they need in caring for an elderly parent.
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How to Confront the Elder Care Challenge

April 10, 2007
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The cost to U.S. business from the lost productivity of employees caring for elderly family members is more than $33 billion per year. Experts say the companies that will thrive in the future will adapt to this reality by implementing or strengthening HR policies and practices that improve both the bottom line and the lives of employee caregivers.
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