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Program Summary

One in 6 workers are also family caregivers, providing care to one or more elderly or disabled adult family members, relatives or friends. The “Employed Caregiver Survey” addresses the growing needs of employees who are adult caregivers by helping employers evaluate and improve the support they provide to family caregivers. This confidential, web-based survey process produces an executive summary and a longer report, both of which define the scope and needs of employed caregivers and make recommendations for assistance. Data gleaned from the “Employed Caregiver Survey” will provide a solid foundation for the establishment of future caregiver educational programs and outreach.

Program Benefits

The end goal of this program is to help employers create work environments that are supportive of families and households simultaneously engaged in work and elder care. This has a net benefit for employers by improving productivity and employee retention, as well as employees by reducing stress and improving balance.

By implementing this program, employers will learn:

  • The prevalence of family caregiving responsibilities among their employees.
  • The support needs of their caregiver-employees.
  • Employees’ perceptions of the support options and resources available through the employer.

This information will facilitate the employer’s assessment of employees’ knowledge of existing support resources and need for additional support and resources.

Target Audience

Employers

Program Length

Varies

Program Cost

Free

Equipment Needed

None

Want to Know More?

For more information, please visit this site.

Contact

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Kristin Litzelman, University of Wisconsin, at litzelman@wisc.edu or 608-262-3314.

 

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