Helping caregivers help themselves

Shepherd, Leah Carlson
September 2007
Employee Benefit News;Sep2007, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p70
The article reports that some employers in the U.S., recognizing the toll that caregiving takes, are adopting new programs and benefits to assist their employees who are caring for loved ones who are elderly or disabled. Telephonic support groups, software for caregiving needs and seminars focused on the wellbeing of the caregiver are the latest program additions. Employers are stepping up to the plate because it impacts the workplace, said Karen McClure, vice president of work life services at United Behavioral Health.


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