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Keep Caring for Caregivers

Supporting Employees With Caregiving Responsibilities in the Workplace

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What Employers Are Saying

“When Pfizer met with a number of people that were very interested in caregiving and founded ReACT, the thought was ‘how can we care for the caregivers’” — Janet McUlsky, Pfizer

How Do I Measure Success?

Check in With Your Caregivers: Once you have followed these tips and utilized the resources to better equip your employed caregiver, keep it up. Make your conversations and resources readily available. Show your employed caregiver that you appreciate them and that is why you are finding ways to be flexible with their needs.

Get Feedback: Your employee caregivers and others in their departments and on their teams should begin to see the positive results of their manager taking action. Collect feedback at regular intervals and consistently reinforce a caregiver-friendly workplace environment.

Join ReACT and Connect with Other Employers Like You: Have your organization join the ReACT movement and support its mission — to support a business environment where the challenges faced by caregivers juggling the demands of both work and caregiving for an adult with a chronic age-related disease are understood and recognized by employers.

What the Research Shows

Caregivers Need Ongoing Support:  Recent Gallup data shows that 24% of care­givers say providing care for an aging parent, relative, or friend keeps them from working more. The National Alliance for Caregiv­ing estimates the cost to employers due to lost productivity of employee caregivers is as high as $34 billion. Yet, with ongoing support, you can help both your employee caregivers and your business achieve maxi­mum success.