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Respect A Caregiver's Time
Corporate Leadership Training for Employee Caregivers

 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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