Is your company losing valuable time and productivity because your employees are stressed over their caregiving responsibilities?
Did you know that the primary family caregiver (the middle aged person who works for you) spends an average of almost 20 hours per week caring for an elderly parent?
While your employees may not take that much time off to help elderly parents and relatives, they essentially have another job at night and on the weekends and, eventually, the exhaustion will manifest itself in fatigue, potential morale problems, and lost productivity at work.
Colony Care can help reduce your employee absenteeism and save your company hundreds, perhaps thousands, of hours in lost time and productivity.
The way we do this is by offering a helping hand to your employees who are forced to take time away from work to care for elderly parents and loved ones.
About Caregiving And The Workplace
As America’s elderly population increases, the demand for caregivers has never been greater, often at the expense of work, family and relationships.
Today, the nation’s caregiving population is estimated at 25 million – two thirds of the working population.
According to a recent survey conducted by MarketFacts 1, more than 40 percent of American households previously or currently provide care for a loved one.
Employee’s elder care duties, according to analysts, are causing an estimated $29 billion dollars in lost productivity each year. Of caregivers who work full time:
- 80% of working caregivers reported emotional strain
- 40% missed work on a regular basis due to the health needs of an elderly loved one
- 50% reported financial strain
- 42% were unprepared for balancing work and caregiving responsibilities
How We Can Help
Addressing caregiver issues is on the forefront of employers’ agendas, so many are focusing their employee assistance efforts on eldercare programs.
We can help you by helping your employees cope with the daily grind of caregiving for a loved one.
Our experienced and caring caregivers will help your employees keep their loved one at home by helping with the chores, shopping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments, etc.
Your employees will not only feel less stress and be more enthusiastic about work, but will be able to enjoy, once again, being the child to the parent they once were.
The result is improved productivity on the job.
Some benefits of working with us:
- Increased employee productivity & morale
- Decreased employee absenteeism
- Ability to add a great employee benefit to your package
- Ease of use – we handle all of the scheduling and can coordinate directly with your employees
Please contact us today to discover how we can add this important benefit to your existing employee package. We can customize a solution based on your company’s particular needs.
We can also provide presentations and workshops for your staff to educate them to the many valuable resources available.