Employer Caregiving Resources
Employees may not pay close attention to the issue until they are in need of the support. Below you will find information on policies, benefits and services that you may want to consider for your organization.
EMPLOYER RESOURCE GUIDE
- Four Steps for Supporting Employees with Caregiving Responsibilities: The ReACT Coalition, in partnership with AARP, the National Alliance for Caregiving and Pfizer, provides an Employer Resource Guide to assist front-line managers and human resources executives in taking action to support their employee caregivers.
- Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance: By joining the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA), your company can have access to a free, easy to use toolkit to help educate your organization about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection, and counseling employed caregivers on plans of action.
- AgingInfoUSA: Initiatives for Working Caregivers & Educational Programs Brought Into the Workplace. AgingInfoUSA is a dynamic organization dedicated to connecting corporations with the resources needed to assist their employees who are caring for elderly parents, relatives and friends.
- Family Caregiver Alliance: Work and Eldercare. Established in 2001 as a program of Family Caregiver Alliance, the National Center on Caregiving (NCC) works to advance the development of high-quality, cost-effective policies and programs for caregivers in every state in the country. Uniting research, public policy and services, the NCC serves as a central source of information on caregiving and long-term care issues for policy makers, service providers, media, funders and family caregivers throughout the country.
- National Caregivers Library for Employers: Information and tools to help employers understand the impact of caregiving on their people and on the organizations themselves.
- The Sloan Center on Aging & Work: Established in 2005, the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College promotes quality of employment as an imperative for the 21st century multi-generational workforce. The center integrates evidence from research with insights from workplace experiences to inform innovative organizational decision-making. Collaborating with business leaders and scholars in a multi-disciplinary dialogue, the Center develops the next generation of knowledge and talent management.
- The Working Caregiver E-News: Contains resources and information for employers, human resource professionals, employee assistance program staff and employees. It is also available online.
- Aging with Grace: The leading national eldercare assistance program that works with labor, management and employee-benefits consultants to address eldercare stress in the workplace.
work life programs
- Families and Work Institute (FWI): FWI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies the changing workforce,
family and community.
- Human Management Services (HMS): MS is an integrated counseling and referral resource specializing in Employee Assistance (EAP) and Work/Life Programs. Companies throughout the United States turn to HMS for assistance in implementing a comprehensive EAP which include Work/Life and Risk Management Programs.
- U.S. Department of Labor Workplace Flexibility Toolkit: A unique collection of resources to help maintain a strong balance of work and life.
- What Every Employer Needs to Know: Helping Employees Balance Work and Eldercare (PDF). The University of Wisconsin-Madison 2012 Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs developed a guide as a useful tool that educators and aging network personnel can use in working collaboratively with employers to support the needs of employed caregivers.
supervising working caregivers
- Beyond the Workday: Finding Balance for the Working Caregiver. A resource guide (PDF) for employers from the Minnesota Board on Aging.
- Caring Connections - Sample Learning Modules for Supervisors: Supporting Employees who are Family Caregivers (PDF). Discuss the issues facing working caregivers and teach you about resources that can assist employees in maintaining a healthy balance between work and home life. It also covers the importance of being familiar with the company’s benefits and resources for family caregivers.