Caregiving Wellness Fairs at Your Workplace

Denise
tape-403593_640Want to educate and support your employees who help family members and friends?

Want your employer to offer an event that helps you connect with resources and help?

Schedule a Wellness Fair for Those Who Care™ at your workplace.

Solutions to help family caregivers are available in our communities. But the time and energy it takes to connect with the right solutions are huge obstacles for family caregivers.

Wellness Fair for Those Who Care™ brings solutions to where the family caregiver is--the workplace.

Consider:

  • Gallup research estimates American businesses lose more than $25 billion annually in productivity from absenteeism among full-time working caregivers.

  • Caregiving employees are more likely to report health problems like depression, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, costing employers an estimated average additional health care cost of 8% per year, or $13.4 billion annually, according to the MetLife Study of Working Caregivers and Employer Health Care Costs.

  • The report also found that younger caregivers (ages 18 to 39) cost their employers 11% more for health care than non-caregivers, while male caregivers cost an additional 18%. It also found that eldercare may be closely associated with high-risk behaviors like smoking and alcohol consumption. Exacerbating the potential impact to employers is the possibility that these medical conditions may also lead to disability-related absences.

  • According to The Metlife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers Caring for Their Parents, adult children age 50+ who work and provide care to a parent are more likely than those who do not provide care to report that their health is fair or poor. The study reminds us that the percentage of adults providing care to a parent has tripled since 1994.

  • Women and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Caregiver’s Crisis, a study released in June, found that, while three quarters of survey respondents feel capable of providing care, 49% feel overwhelmed, 36% report depression, and 65% have not had a vacation in the past year.


We'll organize a caregiving wellness fair that happens at your workplace. The wellness fair can last as long as you need--all day or just two hours. The fair will feature local providers, community organizations and social service agencies that family caregivers can use to help manage their caregiving experience.

There's no cost to the employer for us to host and organize a caregiving wellness fair.

To get more information or to schedule your fair, send Denise an email.

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