Caregiver Wellness for Companies
Your Employees are Assets
By partnering with CSS, you will be working with an industry leader in caregiver support & training. At CSS, we focus on creating programs that provide the training & support your employees need to remain productive, efficient, & reach their own optimal potential.
Our Program Goals
- Assist caregivers so they can avoid caregiver burnout
- Help caregivers balance their personal lives, set goals, & care for themselves
- Share the rules of "healthy caregiving"
- Identify the differences of "helping" vs. "rescuing"
- Explore the effects of stress on caregivers & the impact it has on their overall optimal wellness
- Enable your employees with the tools to succeed & your business with the assets to grow
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.
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).
Facts & Figures
The median caregiver turnover rate across the industry was 66.7% in 2017
A 2015 survey of more than 700 private home health care agencies showed that nearly 63% found caregiver shortages to be one of their top 3 threats to business growth
- The cost of informal caregiving in terms of lost productivity to U.S. businesses is $17.1-$33 billion annually
- Shifts from full to part time work are estimated to cost employers $4.8 billion, with another $6.6 billion being attributed to replacing employees, & an estimated $6.3 billion associated with workday adjustments
- The average caregiver costs $2,600 to replace
Baxter, A. (2018). Median turnover hits 67% in 2017. Home Healthcare News. Retrieved from https://homehealthcarenews.com/2018/04/median-home-care-turnover-hit-66-7-in-2017/
McPherson, B. (2016). How to stop the mass exodus of these specialty health professionals. Homecare. Retrieved from https://www.homecaremag.com/operations-management/february-2016/preventing-caregiver-turnover
Kempton, M. (2019). How much is turnover really costing your business? Homecare Pulse. Retrieved from https://www.homecarepulse.com/articles/much-caregiver-turnover-really-costing-business/