Several years ago Goodwin Procter recognized that a growing number of our employees have caregiving responsibilities.


The GP Caregiver Support Center is staffed by the Visiting Nurse Association's LifeWeavers Network one of the oldest and most respected care providers in the United States.

Employees of Goodwin Procter and their family members have free access to the VNA Private Care Caregiver Support Center.


This employee benefit is also available to extended family members of Goodwin Procter anywhere in the U.S.


It is available seven days a week, including evenings and weekends.

If you're facing difficult decisions concerning the care of an aging parent, take advantage of your
Caregiver Support Center by calling the toll free number 1-877-756-5007.


You will have the opportunity to speak with a professional nurse or social worker with extensive experience in eldercare issues.The professionals at the Caregiver Support Center have access to comprehensive, nationwide databases of information related to virtually every type of eldercare issue you and your family may be face.
 
Services of the Goodwin Procter Caregiver Support Center also include
Working Caregiver Support Monthly Newsletter and  The Goodwin Procter Caregivers  Resource Center

To Read the May 2013 issue Click here: http://caregiversupportenews.enewsworks.com/

The Goodwin Procter Caregivers  Resource Center contains a large library of content.  It is easy to navigate to find the specific information you need at any time: Just click here to find information on virtually any topic related to caring for aging family members: To reach the on-line Caregiver Support Center click on the link below:

http://resourcecenter.workingcaregivers.com

The Internet is a great source of accurate, up-to-date information...but the sheer volume of websites can be overwhelming. And how do you know a site is trustworthy? The information at our Working

Caregivers' Online Information Center comes from reputable sources: universities, government agencies, foundations and other respected organizations.





Survey Shows Elder Care a Growing Concern for Adults Balancing Work and Family

 

The Lasting Impact of Employer-Sponsored Back-up Care, a study conducted by at Bowling Green State University, confirms that working men and women ages 40 to 60 are embracing elder care supports in order to focus and remain productive at workwhile feeling confident that their aging parent,or spouse, has access to qualitycare.  
Nearly 100% said that having an elder care benefit like the Back-Up Care Advantage Program has provided them with a level of comfort and increased their productivity.
  
Nearly 70% of those surveyed who used the elder care benefit said that this benefit has allowed them to work on a day they would have otherwise missed, and, on average, having access to adult back-up care has allowed employees to work six days in the past six months that they otherwise would have missed.

 


Working Caregivers:

Eldercare and Older-Adult Information and Referral Center

 


 
"...increasingly people will struggle to keep a job as the demand to provide unpaid care for aging relatives (e.g. parents, aunts, uncles, friends, adult siblings) grows exponentially. Ultimately, this demand will far exceed the current level of supports in the community and the public funds available to pay for those minimal supports."

More and more individuals and employers will find they need to fill the gap financially and physically, and the worst is yet to come. But we aren’t talking about it. At least not yet; however, that’s going to have change.

What does eldercare/adult caregiving look like in action?

A couple of months ago, AARP in partnership with the Ad Council launched a three-year public service campaign to raise awareness of the tens of millions of unpaid family caregivers in the U.S. today.

 If you haven’t seen it, check it out here. It is worth three minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pOGez_AmDY&feature=youtu.be

 

How Employers Can Provide Support to Their Members Who Are Caregivers of Aging Parents

 

The Elder Life Planning for Organizations program provides a well developed national network of experienced professionals who deal with specific caregiving issues including elder mental health issues, specialized housing issues, eligibility for publicly funded programs, specialists on financing costs of long-term care, as well as experts who specialize in estate planning and elder legal issues anywhere in the U.S.
 

Employers and their trade associations can offer the program to employees and their extended family members for a modest monthly fee. As the facts and figures below demonstrate, this modest fee will result in significant cost savings to the forward thinking employers who make it available to their working caregivers.

To find out how your company, bank, or other organization can offer this low-cost, high-value benefit, contact Bob O’Toole at Informed Eldercare Decisions, LLC 1-800-375-0595.

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