Many people struggle to cope with the demands of caring for an aging parent or relative. These demands can create additional stress that can impact their ability to do their jobs well.
When your employees are dealing with the demands of caring for an aging parent or relative, it has a direct impact on their productivity and your organization’s bottom line. According to research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, 67 percent of employees had to arrive to work late, leave early or take time off because of caregiving demands. In addition, 14 percent had to take a leave of absence, 13 percent had to reduce their hours or take a less-demanding job, and 10 percent had to quit. The financial cost of Alzheimer’s disease to businesses is over $61 billion per year. Of that total, $24.6 billion is directly related to health care, while $36.5 billion is lost to businesses due to missed productivity related to employees providing care.
Pathways Care Solutions can assist your business to provide help for your employees with onsite support and education programs. We offer traditional “lunch and learn” education programs on a variety of topics such as understanding Medicare and Medicaid, how to find and access community resources, what they need to know about the legal and financial planning related to aging and caregiving, and much more.
Frequently, we hear from community members that due to work, commuting and family demands, they simply don’t have enough time after work to attend local community support and education programs. We can work with your business to develop onsite monthly support group programs that will allow your employees to attend meetings on-site at their workplace during their lunch time, or before or after work.
In addition to our many years of experience in elder care, we also have worked extensively in the areas of community health promotion and wellness, including EAP programs and disability and workers’ compensation case managers. We understand both the employer and employee needs, and partner with your business to support achieving a healthier and more productive work environment. Please feel free to call us to learn more about the ways we can partner with you or complete the form below and we will contact you.