Article by Kimberly Palmer, US News & World Report
"What caregivers really want, experts say, is more options for managing their time and greater flexibility – especially when it comes to caring for loved ones without using vacation days. “They want more understanding of their situation from management,” said Kenneth Matos, senior director of research at the Families and Work Institute, at the November Gerontological Society of America conference in the District of Columbia.
At the conference, Matos also emphasized that companies, too, can benefit from helping caregiving employees navigate work-life balance. Elder-care crises alone cost employers of “full-time, intense caregivers” about $1.6 billion each year in lost productivity, he said."
The article lists some ways companies are assisting their caregiving employees – and in turn, making it easier for them to remain productive.
Read the article here.