Caregiving impacts nearly 40 million families in the United States, with six out of ten working Americans caring for a family member age 50 and older. But it’s not just about caring for the elderly — “working caregivers” are increasingly challenged to care for dependent children, a spouse/partner, siblings, and yes, even family pets.
This presentation reviewed data on the impact to an employer’s bottom line from “working caregivers.” Ranging from presenteeism, distraction, and intermittent time out, to full absences depending on the situation, this webinar offered insight into how proactive employers, suppliers, and the medical community have implemented creative strategies to maintain productivity and employee morale while balancing consistent FMLA and ADA practices in support of the working caregivers.
- Mary Ellen Eady, MPA, Work-Life Specialist, Emory Caregiver Support Program, Emory University, Work-Life Resource Center
- Michelle Jackson, CLMS, Assistant Vice President, Unum
- Stephanie Willett, Director, Workforce Solutions Group, Unum
This webinar qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. If you are interested in receiving continuing education credit for the recorded webinar, you will need to watch the full webinar, and then download your certificate of attendance from the “Webinar Recording and Continuing Education” tab.
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