Cheryl Miller on
Jul 29th, 2008 |
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- Recognize the burden of balancing work and caregiving responsibilities.
- Adopt a corporate attitude of support for employees who are also caregivers.
- Ask caregiving employees what they need to meet both of their responsibilities.
- Educate supervisors about work management strategies for employees who have caregiving responsibilities.
- Look into a variety of work arrangements to customize a work environment that supports caregiving responsibilities.
- Review employee benefits package for additional benefits that will support caregiving employees.
- Connect with community resources to provide information on available services.
- Add caregiving resource information to your website, your intranet and your pay envelopes.
- Consider subsidizing the cost of geriatric care management, in-home and adult day care services.
- Include caregiver fairs with annual enrollment period to provide a wide range of information about available caregiving resources.
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When Employees Become Caregivers, A Manager’s Workbook, available at www.aarp.org. Published by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in 2004. Some information contained in the book may be out of date.
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