How is your Family Caregiving impacting your Work?

According to the AARP Fact Sheet – Understanding the Impact of Family Caregiving on Work in 2012, an estimated 61% of family caregivers of adults age 50 and older are currently employed either full-time (50%) or part-time (11%).

Nearly 68% of family caregivers report making work accommodations because of caregiving responsibilities. These adjustments include arriving late, leaving early or taking time off, cutting back on work hours changing jobs or stopping work entirely.

In considering these statistics, the research has found that working caregivers of aging relatives report having less access to flexible work options to carry out their work and caregiving responsibilities, and perceive significantly lower job security than workers with childcare needs.

Another startling statistic is that U.S. businesses lose up to an estimated $33.6 billion per year in lost productivity form full-time working caregivers.

What are the answers to this dilemma for both the working caregiver and the employer?

  • Implement eldercare programs similar to childcare programs for employees?
  • Offer referrals to caregiver resources in the community?
  • Have on-site or off-site support groups?
  • Provide discounted backup home care for emergency needs?

According to the Fact Sheet, studies have documented the implementation of eldercare resources and programs can benefit both employers and employees by improving worker retention, productivity, stress levels, and overall health among their workers.

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How is your Family Caregiving impacting your Work?

According to the AARP Fact Sheet – Understanding the Impact of Family Caregiving on Work in 2012, an estimated 61% of family caregivers of adults age 50 and older are currently employed either full-time (50%) or part-time (11%).

Nearly 68% of family caregivers report making work accommodations because of caregiving responsibilities. These adjustments include arriving late, leaving early or taking time off, cutting back on work hours changing jobs or stopping work entirely.

In considering these statistics, the research has found that working caregivers of aging relatives report having less access to flexible work options to carry out their work and caregiving responsibilities, and perceive significantly lower job security than workers with childcare needs.

Another startling statistic is that U.S. businesses lose up to an estimated $33.6 billion per year in lost productivity form full-time working caregivers.

What are the answers to this dilemma for both the working caregiver and the employer?

  • Implement eldercare programs similar to childcare programs for employees?
  • Offer referrals to caregiver resources in the community?
  • Have on-site or off-site support groups?
  • Provide discounted backup home care for emergency needs?

According to the Fact Sheet, studies have documented the implementation of eldercare resources and programs can benefit both employers and employees by improving worker retention, productivity, stress levels, and overall health among their workers.



Contact Us Today!





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csa3Beverly Savage, CSA

 

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family-caregiver-education

            care-planning-council   tennessee-care-planning  

ClearCare

           

Better Business Bureau

         

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    network-on-aging