Nationally, more than 60% of family caregivers are also employed, either full or part-time. Due to the stress and overwhelming demand that caregiving places on an individual, absenteeism and lost productivity cost businesses an estimated $28 billion for both full and part-time employees. 60% of caregivers report that their caregiving responsibilities have impacted their employment and 22% of retirees left the workforce earlier than expected to care for a family member.
CarePartners is able to bring that much-needed support, education and resources right to the working caregiver through our corporate Lunch and Learn program. Any of our conferences or workshops can be brought right into the workplace.
Benefits to meeting caregivers in the workplace:
- Reduce the stress of a working family caregiver
- Share community resources to better care for a loved one
- Learn how to avoid caregiver burnout
- Positively impact job performance and employee retention
- Improve physical and mental well-being of working family caregivers
- Reduce employee absenteeism and lost productivity
CarePartners will bring our educational workshops to your workplace for a 1-hour session either quarterly or customized to fit your needs, and there are breakfast or lunch options. Our workshop presenters are volunteers who are experts in their field. CarePartners has partnered with Southwestern Energy and most recently Marathon Oil for these unique corporate workshops.
The first session at Marathon Oil was titled Financial Resources for Senior Living: Medicare/Medicaid and More and presented by Jackie Younger, LCSW, MBA, CALA, Executive Director at Reunion Court of Kingwood.
Reference: A Spotlight on Aging; Houston, Harris County and Beyond; 2016; United Way/Care for Elders