Taking Care of Families Is Good for Business posted on: 09-08-2014

Competitive pay, health insurance, and vacation time are great employee benefits, but many of today’s 9-to-5 employees need a perk that all too often gets overlooked in the benefits package.

More than 1 out of 4 households is involved in caregiving for an aging or disabled family member, and as the Boomer generation continues to reach retirement age in record numbers, the number of households caring for elderly loved ones will also continue to increase. This means that more and more employees will need time off from work in order to provide the care their loved ones need, and all that time away from the office can affect your business.

Here are a few questions to help you determine whether or not your company’s bottom line is being affected by family caregiving:

  • Do you have employees who are arriving to work late or having to leave early to attend to family caregiving issues?
  • Are your employees taking unpaid leaves of absence or using personal or sick days to provide care to family members?
  • Have any of your employees refused relocation or work-related travel or refused new assignments, stating family caregiving issues as the reason?
  • Has an employee left your company to provide full-time care for a family member?

If you answered yes to these questions, then your employees and your business are in need of a caregiving plan. Now is the time to look into working with a respected Boston area elder care provider such as North River Home Care.

Partnering with an in-home care agency such as North River for elder care referrals and education on home care-related topics can put a wedge in the revolving door of lost and unproductive employees. Our respite care services, resource information and emotional support can help improve your employee retention, increase job satisfaction and improve your bottom line. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can partner with your company.