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Communication Tips for Employee Eldercare Situations

As an employer, you may feel that your employee's personal life is just that – private. But if your staffer is a family caregiver, it could be helpful to know what they are facing.

5 Signs Your Employee Needs Caregiver Support...and What You Can Do About It

Caring for an older adult could be taking a toll on your employee that might jeopardize productivity and risk the loss of an otherwise excellent worker. Here are five signs that caregiving could be putting your employee at risk.

Business Benefits to a Flexible Workplace for Family Caregivers

Employers give a variety of reasons for implementing employee and family assistance initiatives. According to the 2016 National Study of Employers (NSE) released by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), those reasons range from retaining employees (the top reason) to it's the right thing to do.

When Work Works for You: Identifying What Support You Need as a Working Family Caregiver

You thought that caring for children was a challenge. They’re grown now, but you may be feeling that same work-family tug in looking after your senior loved one. You’re not alone.

CBS' Employee Benefits Help Ensure Working Caregivers' Peace of Mind

One of the most valuable employee eldercare benefits offered to working family caregivers at the mass media company CBS could be peace of mind, noted Vice President of Human Resources Specialty Services Michelle Martin.

10 Ways Family Caregivers Can Feel Empowered at Work

Is there a stigma around family caregivers of older adults? Drew Holzapfel from ReACT (Respect a Caregiver’s Time) points out that senior caregiving issues often are not accepted like child-care issues and might even be stigmatized.

Caregiver Friendly Business Practices

"Each day, all across North America, franchise owners and their CAREGivers see the strain that family caregiving is placing on individuals who are trying to do their best to work and care for aging loved ones. It's a balancing act that often leaves employers and employees frustrated. Our hope is to encourage both to look for ways to make family caregiving a win-win in the workplace."

Conversation Starters: How to Talk to Your Employer About Your Caregiver Support Needs

Caring for your dad is becoming more difficult. You're exhausted and struggling to keep up with your workload. Maybe it's impacting multiple areas of your life and job.

Sons in the Workplace: The Role of Male Caregivers

"Ted" - one of three adult sons - had a stressful career as a newspaper copy editor with limited time to help care for his elderly mother, who lived three hours from his home.

When Christy Ran out of PTO (Paid Time Off), Her Dad Died Alone

With a family of her own to care for and a full-time job, Christy still found time to make frequent trips to see her father who was living several hours from her in another part of her state. After a second stroke, her dad was admitted to a skilled nursing community a bit closer -- 62 miles from Christy's home.

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  • Over the past few decades, we’ve seen increased dialogue and support for women who are navigating their careers as they raise young children. But much less attention and discussion have focused on the unique challenges that come with navigating a career when caring for aging parents. Two-thirds of all caregivers are female, and many feel that they sometimes have to choose between being a good employee and being a good daughter.

    Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, developed the Daughters in the Workplace public education program offering free resources to help working family caregivers feel empowered to talk to their employers about their needs, while also identifying caregiving support that may be available. This program also provides information to help employers understand what their employees want and need as caregivers.

    If you are an HR professional interested in additional resources for working caregivers, contact Deb Norman at dnorman@homeinsteadinc.com about the Help for Working Caregivers® program.

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