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Helping employers and employed carers manage caregiving and work responsibilities to:

  • Manage eldercare crises before they arise to reduce disruptions
  • Proactively plan for eldercare to minimize workplace distractions.

There are more seniors over age 65 than children 14 years of age and younger. Given our longer lifespan the percentage of seniors (currently at 17%) will increase to 22% by 2027.

    No matter what age your employees are, your business is experiencing the impact of the demand placed on family carers. Did you know?

  • 35% of the Canadian workforce reported providing unpaid care to a family member of friend
  • 74% provided 9 hours or less per week of care and 16% provided between 10-29 hours weekly
  • Employed caregivers experience more interruptions at work, lower productivity, and are frequently late or absent. They may be less able to work overtime, travel for work, or take advantage of career-advancing opportunities such as professional development

On average,  employed family carers lose approximately 450 working hours a year.  Recognizing that “employers across Canada lose an estimated $5.5 billion annually in lost productivity due to caregiving-related absenteeism” the inclusion of Elder Caring Inc. services will provide your employees and their families with peace of mind.

Sources:
Census 2016
Who Cares: The Economics of Caring For Aging Parents, CIBC
Stats Canada General Social Survey 2012
When Work & Caregiving Collide: How Employers Can Support Their Who Are Caregivers
Who Cares: The Economics of Caring For Aging Parents, CIBC
Vanier Institute: A Snapshot of Family Caregiving and Work in Canada

We provide Lunch and Learn educational seminars and webinars on caregiving solutions. Does your Employee Assistance Provider offer Elder Care?


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