The need to support workers who provide unpaid care for a family member is a growing reality for employers (large and small). As the population grows older and life expectancies increase, the need will grow significantly for the next ten to twenty years.
As many as one in six full-time or part-time employees care for an elderly or disabled family member, according to a fairly recent Gallop poll.
The role of family caregivers involves everything from arranging or coordinating, services/support, to navigating the complex health care system, to performing actual care in the home — all while balancing workplace demands and responsibilities.
Employers can help families save time and reduce stress – while improving workplace productivity, employee morale and loyalty – by connecting their employees with elder care resources through access to knowledgeable specialists and appropriate providers for family care services.
Call today to arrange a free, workplace educational presentation on senior care services and resources in Tampa Bay. Or, simply fill in and submit the form below. We will get back to you quickly to see how we can help.
We are truly dedicated to helping our clients, old and new, regardless of the time of day – or time of year. During these joyous (and sometimes stressful) holidays, know that we are here to help with guidance and assistance, as needed. Happy Holidays!
Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs has a great site with resources to help plan for emergency situations like hurricanes and flooding, to name just two. You can find it here, or click on the link: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/disaster.php.
“The Department’s Emergency Coordinating Officer coordinates with the Florida Division of Emergency Management on emergency preparedness issues and post-disaster response. The Department ensures that the Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers have all-hazards Disaster and Continuity of Operations Plans to be implemented during a threat of imminent disaster.
Your safety in a disaster depends heavily on your own actions, and developing a survival plan is the first and most important step.“
The sections on the site include:
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
Be Prepared by Planning Ahead
Disaster Online Library
Useful Links and Information
All very good tools to help create and document your emergency preparedness plan.
Recently updated figures (emphasis, sadly, on “up”) from the annual Genworth Cost of Care Survey.
While every situation is unique and based on its own set of circumstances, note the potential cross-over point around $3,000 per month, where Assisted Living starts to make sense economically. Certainly an aspect to weigh, but equally important are other medical, emotional and social considerations. Always consider the complete scope of needs when making this important decision.
Since 1996, Always Best Care has been a resource for families across the country searching for senior living solutions. Here in Tampa Bay we have succeeded in helping families find housing in challenging circumstances, such as:
someone with dementia who was relocating from another state,
elderly parents with a disabled son whose home was lost in a fire,
age 21-year student with unique health conditions needing a short-term respite stay,
50-yr old professional suffering with aphasia from a stroke and needing assistive care,
someone being discharged from a hospital within days and with no local family.
When you work with our local team, you get access to years of local senior housing knowledge and experience in matching clients with the communities that most closely fit their needs.