The population is aging and that brings all kinds of conse-quences.
It impacts families, their financial resources, the
healthcare system and the workforce. While individual
families try to cope with reality, a great many of them are
struggling with how to care for elderly family members. Trying to
find work-life balance is never easy, but add eldercare into the mix,
and many lose their balance.
Employers are also struggling. Eldercare issues are now touching
many workplaces. It could be a mid-afternoon phone call asking a
daughter to take her 90-year-old mother to Emergency after a fall
or a busy executive suddenly facing the prospect of several weeks
off work so she can care for a father suffering from dementia.
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WHY EMPLOYERS NEED TO IMPLEMENT ELDERCARE PROGRAMS
By Susan Hyatt
TRYING TO FIND
IS NEVER EASY, BUT
ADD ELDERCARE INTO
THE MIX, AND MANY
LOSE THEIR BALANCE.
HRPROFESSIONALNOW.CA ❚ SEPTEMBER 2018 ❚ 29