Caregiver Wellness for Companies
Important Facts & Figures Every Employer Should Know!
70% of working caregivers suffer work-related difficulties due to their dual roles.1
Nearly 63% private home health care agencies found caregiver shortages to be one of their top 3 threats to business growth.2
1National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S. https://www.caregiving.org/research/caregivingusa/
2McPherson, B. (2016). How to stop the mass exodus of these specialty health professionals. Homecare. https://www.homecaremag.com/operations-management/february-2016/preventing-caregiver-turnover
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).
Let us Help you Retain your Caregivers!
Partner with Caregiver Support Services to support and retain your family and professional caregivers. 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 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.
Are you Looking for Resources?
Are you an advocate looking for resources and tools to empower caregivers? The Caregiver Wellness: Empowering you to Prevent Burnout booklet is an excellent resource!
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Caregiver Wellness: Empowering you to Prevent Burnout Guide Booklet
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