Honor in Asking for Help ® Caregiver Wellness Campaign
Nearly one-half of all caregivers are working in
addition to providing care for a sick or disabled loved one. Very few
caregivers are able to balance working and caregiving, yet many do it alone. Unfortunately,
working caregivers are reluctant to ask for help from their employers because
of stereotypes about employees who have caregiving responsibilities. For
example, some may feel that employees who have caregiving duties are less
committed or not qualified to get the job done. Such stereotypes can lead to
unfavorable treatment and unnecessary stress for an organization's most
valuable resource: the employee.
Employers are equally impacted by occupationally
distressed caregivers. For example, employers may be financially burdened
when there is a loss of productivity resulting from absenteeism, tardiness,
frequent benefit claims, and serious caregiving distractions while on the job,
or when they have to replace employees who quit as a result of their caregiving
A supportive workplace that fosters
occupational wellness is a benefit to both employee and their employers.
Features and Benefits
Certified professionals to answer
questions and coordinate care activities for your employee. This allows
increased productivity and less time stressing about caregiving situations,
saving your company money. Many caregivers experience occupational stress
as they attempt to balance working and caring for a sick or disabled loved one.
Long-term occupational stress can gradually turn into occupational distress as
one attempts to manage multiple competing responsibilities, and some caregivers
end up leaving their jobs. Caregivers who give up employment face not only the
devastating blow of losing their professional role but also losing financial
security and work benefits.
Systematic and Time-Tested
Taking the Caregiver Wellness Assessment
will assist your employee in navigating through their caregiver journey with
specific actions that may improve their health and wellness. Support comes in
the form of providing the right information at the right time and coordinating assistance
based on the employee needs.
Real-Time and Fact-Based
Solutions and Information
loss due to workday interruptions and loss/replacement of an employee who may
have to provide full-time care for a loved one will pay most of the cost when
an employee's caregiving situation goes unsupported by the employer.
front-line support for your employees by placing an emphasis on creating
awareness about resources and information to monitor their health and long-term
wellness when it comes to providing care to loved one or client.
Employers can Support There is Honor in
Asking for Help ® Caregiver Wellness Campaign
employer you have an opportunity to redefine the way you support your employees
who care for an elderly or disabled loved one.
Please contact Caregiver Support Services for