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There is Honor in Asking for Help

 

The role of family and frontline caregivers has become increasingly important in meeting the needs of the growing aging population. In fact, many family and frontline caregivers are stretched thin as they work in the healthcare field as a nursing assistant, home care aide, personal assistant, or volunteer while also caring for a family member or close friend. Caregivers who are doing double duty are at an increased risk for negative physical and emotional health outcomes, and many find that they are burned out.

infographic The aging population is expected to double by 2060. Making the recruitment of quality frontline caregivers one of the more pressing global issues. In fact, the challenges associated with recruitment and retention mirrors the issue of the burgeoning aging population both in complexity and importance. For example, there are currently over 33 working-age people for each of the 85 and over group, this ratio falls to fewer than 13 in 2046.

Why is this important? There will be significantly fewer caregivers (both family and frontline) from which to draw upon. In fact, recruitment and retention of quality frontline caregivers is a global issue that mirrors the issue of the burgeoning aging population both in complexity and importance. No longer can the unmet needs of this very important population be overlooked as they are the linchpin of the long-term care system.


The There is Honor in Asking for Help® campaign’s mission is to advocate and support frontline caregivers who are caring for a loved one and/or client to remain employed and productive in the workplace. Our specific focus is on family and professional caregivers (i.e., working in the healthcare field as a nursing assistant, a home care aide, a volunteer, or a personal assistant).



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Support your Working Family Caregivers

There’s Honor in Asking for Help® campaign’s mission is to advocate and support employees who are caring for a loved one to remain employed and productive in the workplace. Caregiver Support Services is here to provide you- the employer, with the right information at the right time and to coordinate assistance based on the needs of individual employees. Equally important are the obvious savings for employers, who through low utilization rates of their EAP programs, productivity 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 their employer.

There are stereotypes out there about employees who have caregiving responsibilities. For example, employees who have caregiving duties are less committed or are underqualified in getting their job done. These types of stereotypes are counterproductive and can lead to unfavorable treatment and unnecessary stress for a company’s most important resource, the employee. As an employer you have an opportunity to redefine the way you support their employees who care for a loved by doing the following:

Be open to flexible work arrangements. Flexibility allows an employee to have the autonomy and control in achieving their work goals while balancing their personal needs.
  • Flextime
  • Compressed Work Week
  • Part time
  • Modified Job Duties


Partner with CSS to develop caregiver specific resource and referral services to complement your organization’s EAP services.



Reduce employee’s stress levels by fully engaging the executive management team to support the There’s Honor in Asking for Help® campaign to raise awareness and ease the burden of employees accessing caregiving services.

Please contact us today to discuss how we can partner to support your working family caregivers!

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Retain your Caregivers

Retain your Professional Caregivers

Caregiver shortages are a major threat for the growth in homecare services. In fact, recrutment and retention of quality frontline caregivers is a global issue that mirrors the issue of the burgoing aging population both in complexity and importance. Much of the literature that focuses on frontline caregivers attributs turnover to workplace injuries, low hourly wages, and general burnut or compassion fatique.

Caregiver Support Services recognizes the need to empower professional caregivers to advocate for a supportive workplace where retention of quality caregivers is the focus and where there is an environment that fosters the achievement optimum wellness.

The There is Honor in Asking for Help"® Caregiver Wellness Campaign is designed to increase awareness of the importance and absolute honor in asking for help to ease possible burden among both family and professional caregivers.

As an employer you have an opportunity to redefine the way you support your employees by doing the following:

Partner with CSS for Caregiver Training. Training has been found to be a vital component of reducing caregiver stress and improving job satisfaction. Trained caregivers are more confident, feel better supported, and are less likely to leave their jobs. Caregiver Support Services can deploy and administer a myriad of custom designed training solutions, helping your agency increase efficiency.

Utilize "Ask Emma" Wellness Tool. Encourage your caregivers to access the "Ask Emma" tool which will help your employee determine his or her level of wellness as a caring individual. Help us disrupt caregiving by participating in our survey. Together, we can change the healthcare system so that family and frontline caregivers are empowered and feel valued!

Partner with CSS to provide support for your grieving caregivers. Grief is often overlooked as a contributing factor to caregivers leaving their jobs when the truth is that grief can significantly influence turnover.

Please contact us today to discuss how we can partner to retain your caregivers!



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