Resources

Caregivers Work: A Six Step Guide to Balancing Work and Family – Elder Care Edition

A concise, powerful tool that brings clarity and balance for the employee juggling caregiving and work – and valuable insight for business owners and managers who want to assure their employees remain active, engaged, and productive on the job. The single most effective resource you can provide for employees. Contact us for information on quantity purchase discounts or for a custom edition to complement your company’s policies and benefits.

A Manager’s Guide to Elder Care and Work by John Paul Marosy

The classic text provides a comprehensive overview of management policies, practices, and management behaviors impacting the ability of employees to balance caregiving and work. Use this overview to guide your company’s strategic approach to minimizing productivity losses related to elder care/work conflicts.

Caregiving in the U.S. - 2015 Report, AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving.

See the “Impact of Caregiving on Work” chapter, beginning on page 55, for a summary of recent research findings.

The Dual Pressures of Family Caregiving and Employment, by Lynn Friss Feinberg, AARP Policy Institute, 2016.

A spotlight report drawing on the research done for the Caregiving in the U.S. – 2015 Report (see above) that highlights current information about the impacts of the dual responsibilities of work and family caregiving.

The Caring Company: How Employers Can Help Employees Manage Their Caregiving Responsibilities While Reducing Costs and Increasing Productivity

This 2019 Harvard Business School report lays out the case for investing in a care culture. By doing so, the authors argue, American companies can prepare themselves for the looming care crisis. The report’s research findings show that the economics of care are misaligned in most companies. Employees don’t get the support they need for their caregiving responsibilities and employers pay the hidden costs, including turnover, rehiring, presenteeism, and absenteeism.

Blueprint for Balance: Ten Steps Every Employer Can Take Right Now to Minimize Productivity Losses Related to Caregiving/Work Conflicts

A concise, “how-to-do-it” list that you can use to kick-start your company’s action to retain great employees struggling to cope with the challenge of balancing responsibilities for caregiving and work.