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.
Articles by Leah Dobkin
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.
This list is aimed at helping employees find the assistance they need in caring for an elderly parent.
Employees don’t have to be caregivers to be affected by elder care. Co-workers and managers who are caregivers often affect the work environment and workload for others.
These links and phone numbers provide employers with useful information on elder care.
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