These links and phone numbers provide employers with useful information on elder care.
Alliance for Work-Life Progress: This membership organization is committed to the development and advancement of the field of work/life effectiveness. It offers publications, forums and professional development strategies, and is an affiliate organization of World at Work.
American Business Collaborative for Quality Dependent Care: This is a collaborative of leading U.S. companies working to ensure that their employees have access to quality dependent care programs and services to help them manage their work and personal responsibilities. ABC has pioneered the “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” online course and conducted an evaluation of the program.
American Red Cross Caregiver Training: The program provides a variety of sessions for family caregivers covering such topics as home safety, healthy eating, bathing, and legal and financial issues. Local American Red Cross Chapters can let employers know if a course can be offered at the work site.
Bringing Eldercare Home: The organization offers specialized publications, training and consulting to promote elder care and work balance, and offers a seminar for employees: “Elder Care and Work: Finding the Balance.” The organization also offers a book, Elder Care: A Six Step Guide to Balancing Work and Family, and a free e-newsletter, Elder Care/Work Balance.
Center on Aging & Work/Workplace Flexibility: This Boston College research center focuses on aging and work and partners with decision-makers at workplaces to design and implement investigations aimed at helping American businesses prepare for the opportunities and challenges associated with the aging workforce. The center is conducting a series of studies that are examining the adoption, implementation of flexible work options for older workers. Boston College also has research and papers on elder care and older workers specifically for workplace leaders interested in work-family issues.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services: The center has useful publications for managers, HR professionals and caregivers concerning elder care in the workplace.
Corporate Voices for Working Families: This national business membership organization represents the private sector in the dialogue on public policy issues related to working families. It facilitates research and provides solutions to legislators and business on early family economic stability, worker flexibility and the future of the mature workforce.
Family & Workplace Connection: This not-for-profit dependent care resource and referral organization operates the nationally recognized Just in Time Care program, a comprehensive backup dependent care program
Families and Work Institute: This is a nonprofit center for research on the changing workforce, family and community. The institute offers research on the U.S. workforce, including the National Study of the Changing Workforce, the largest study of a representative sample of U.S. workers.
Caregiver Employer: This Web site has useful information for both the employer and employee, including a caregiver survey and employee community resources and educational materials.
Metlife Mature Market Institute: The institute provides research, information and a policy resource center on issues related to aging, caregiving, long-term care, retirement and the over-50 marketplace. “Since You Care” is a series of guides that offer practical suggestions and tools on a variety of specific care-related subjects. Also at the site is an elder care calculator (www.eldercarecalculator.org) that allows users to calculate the costs of elder care in their workplaces.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: This is a six-week, Web-based educational program for family caregivers with busy work schedules. Classes can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To find a PTC class in your state, go to:
The National Partnership for Women and Families: The organization has assembled a clearinghouse of information on paid leave.
The Sloan Work and Family Research Network: This initiative, based at Boston College, “stimulates the interest and engagement of leaders at the workplace and state policymakers, as well as academics in work-family research.”
Society for Human Resource Management: SHRM has conducted studies about elder care, older workers and generational work issues, as well as an annual benefits survey.
TLC in the Workplace: The program is designed to help human resource professionals and managers acquire skills and methods to support employees who are coping with transitions and life changes, are working caregivers, are grieving the loss of a loved one or are dealing with catastrophic events that occur in the workplace
WFC Resources: The organization, formerly known as the Work & Family Connection, has news and information about best practices, legislation, studies and company efforts. It produces three work/life newsletters: Work & Family Newsbrief, The Trend Report and Manager’s Quarterly.
WorldatWork: This association for HR professionals has training available in work/life topics, including a work/life certificate program.