Benefits for Companies

According to a recent study by the AARP Public Policy Institute:*

  • Forty-two percent of U.S. workers have done elder caregiving in the past five years.
  • Half of the workforce expects to be providing eldercare in the next five years.
  • Sixty eight percent of caregivers make work accommodations because of caregiving.

Unfortunately, many employees hesitate to seek help at work with eldercare challenges for fear of the negative perceptions that may accompany such a role.

Eldercare Resources can help your organization to reduce absenteeism, enhance employee productivity, and increase employee morale through assisting your work force to balance the demands of elder caregiving and workplace responsibilities. Other benefits include:

  • Reduction in time spent managing eldercare responsibilities
  • Improves employee retention by creating a positive work environment
  • Reduces the length and frequency of family leave
  • Increases employee loyalty to the company
  • Facilitates employee recruitment by offering specialized benefits

In addition, in your efforts to compete for the best employees in your industry, offering comprehensive resources and support in the area of eldercare gives you an extra edge. Research shows that more and more people are looking for work opportunities in organizations that are sensitive to their needs to balance work and family commitments.