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ReACT, Respect a Caregiver's Time

 

You’re Invited! Launch of the Caregiver Journey

 

On Monday, September 29, ReACT, harnessing the insights of its forty-plus members from diverse sectors, will release the “caregiver journey” to increase awareness about the impact of caregiving. Fortune 100 company executives and nationally-known thought leaders will discuss the opportunity for corporate leadership. An opportunity to network and exchange ideas with ReACT members, and other professionals working in the caregiving space. For more information click here.

 

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ReACT has created this online resource to support a business environment where the challenges faced by caregivers, juggling the demands of work and caregiving for an adult with a chronic age-related disease, are understood and recognized by employers.
 
The following four areas are targeted steps that human resources directors and frontline managers can take to begin better supporting this growing population. (You can also download these resources in PDF format.)

4 Initial Steps Employers Can Take

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Have the Conversation

Supervisors, talk to your employee caregivers about their dual responsibilities at work and at home. Learn about existing resources to help them maintain a healthy work life balance.  Explore

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Embrace Caregiving as the New Normal

The majority (74 percent) of adults with eldercare responsibilities work outside the home. One in four (22 percent) between ages 45 and 64 are  employed caregivers. Explore

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Demonstrate Flexibility

Find ways to accommodate schedules and show your employee caregiver that you understand they are juggling two full-time jobs: caregiving for a loved one and working at your organization. Explore

Corporate employees and employers

Keep Caring for Caregivers

Check in regularly with your caregivers. Follow these tips and resources to better equip them with resources that can help. Keep being flexible and responsive to their needs.  Explore

 

 

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Freda Lewis-Hall

Message From ReACT

“We hope more businesses come together to support caregivers…” Read

 

Caregiver holding hands with senior woman. ReACT Public Policy Institute dedicated to caregiving and workers. (Cultura Creative/Alamy)

Caregiving Hero

Donna Aumack cares for her 80-year-old father, Ed, who has Parkinson’s Disease. Read

Debra Whitman

Member Voices Video

The caregiving workforce is an invisible army. Watch

 

 

Juggling Work and Caregiving by Amy Goyer

Juggling Work and Caregiving

Get the free download of AARP caregiving expert Amy Goyer's book. Read

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Caregiving Resource Center

Resources, tools and tips to help you manage the care of a loved one.