Caring for an aging loved one is a full-time job. Unfortunately, most family caregivers already have full-time jobs and families of their own to care for as well. What these individuals need is an employer-provided care assistance plan to help them balance work and their caregiving duties.
For any company to create a new eldercare program, there needs to be a business case for it. Will helping employees who are stressed with caregiving tasks benefit the company? The answer is yes. The most valuable return on investment for an eldercare program is employee retention. The time, money and valuable expertise that are lost when employees leave is far more costly. Benefits in an eldercare program for businesses typically include:
- Work time flexibility
- Financial assistance
- Phone- or Internet-based resources and referrals
- Face-to-face consulting
- Educational activities like on-site seminars and health fair kiosks
North Home Healthcare can work with Houston area companies to assist in advising family caregivers. We have compiled the following list of resources for employers to begin the process of learning about the benefits of eldercare programs or referrals.
- Why Is Elder Care an Important Workplace Issue? Sloan Work and Family Research Network at Boston College covers statistics and reports on how elder care is affecting the workplace.
- CBS News Video Reports on Employees and Elder Care. This CBS video shows how companies lose billions of dollars a year when employees miss work to take care of their loved ones.
By partnering with a skilled in-home care agency like North Home Healthcare for your employees’ home healthcare, skilled nursing care, or physical therapy needs, your employees can gain peace of mind that their loved ones are being well cared for while they are working. This will increase employee job satisfaction and productivity. Contact our care team today to learn more about the benefits of working with North Home Healthcare.