We are all familiar with employee benefits that assist families of young children with day care and flexible work schedules to allow parents to effectively balance their work and childrearing responsibilities. But what about those employees that are caring for an aging family member?
Studies suggest that nearly 50% of the workforce is responsible for an aging loved one. Often these family caregivers are unsupported both by their employers and their community at large. Not only does eldercare take a financial toll on these employees, but the negative health effects caused from the stress and guilt from “going it alone” is a heavy one.
AARP highlights this subject with key facts and findings. Here are a few from their publication: “Understanding the Impact of Family Caregiving on Work”.
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As society looks forward to a return to work in person, employers need to be inclusive in their support of all family caregivers. Adding benefits and resources for elderly caregivers, such as Adult Day Care benefits is a key factor in that support.
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