Presenting Corporate Eldercare: Helping Employers Assist Employed Caregivers

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Identifier 1998_Larsen
Title Presenting Corporate Eldercare: Helping Employers Assist Employed Caregivers
Creator Larsen, Eve B.
Subject Caregivers; Public-Private Sector Partnerships; Cooperative Behavior; Community Networks; Efficiency; Job Satisfaction; Family Leave; Health Care Costs; Aging Populations; Working Caregivers; Family Caregivers; Eldercare Benefit Programs
Description A presentation on Eldercare was designed first, to encourage employers in providing a comprehensive benefits and programs package to their employees who currently care for elderly dependants. Second, to determine the readiness of a business in Utah to provide Eldercare to those employed caregivers. Third, to learn if a business would be willing to hire a Gerontologist in helping to design a model comprehensive Eldercare package for eligible workers. After a careful review of relevant literature, a professional overhead presentation, consisting of thirty-one overheads and a ten page written narrative, was created outlining the various aspects of an aging population and the subsequent issues of caregiving. Main features of the presentation include: The Aging of America, The Caregiving Experience, Needs and Responsibilities of a Caregiver, The Employed Caregiver, Caregiving and Work, Costs of Caregiving, Eldercare Provisions Within the Workplace, Benefits and Disadvantages of Eldercare Provisions, Assessing the Need for Corporate Eldercare, and Taking Action to Provide Corporate Eldercare. This presentation arrangement allows for changes, as demographic and research information adjusts over time. This presentation is effective in its design to integrate the material with the company's mission, vision and values. The presentation could include specific examples of employee caregiving experiences. At the conclusion of the presentation, a participant feedback form was distributed to obtain comments as to the effectiveness of the presentation. The feedback form was additionally intended to give insight as to the readiness of corporations to provide Eldercare to employees. A redesigned feedback form has been included. The information within this presentation has implications for the development of programs and benefits that are responsive to the tremendous needs of employed caregivers. Gerontologists who are educated in regards to the issues surrounding caregiving can be a helpful and needed information source to employers faced with business costs associated with having employees who also care for the elderly. The presentation outline and packet of accompanying materials is available upon written request only. A copyright on this material is currently under consideration.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1998
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Eve B. Larsen 1998
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician sg
Metadata Cataloger AMT
Name Eve B. Larsen
Type Text
ARK ark:/87278/s6b59h2v
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2013-01-28
Date Modified 2018-06-08
ID 179475
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b59h2v
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