Supporting your employees who do the most important work in the world
Caring for Nancy helps employers play a role in preparing their employees for the realities they face while caregiving. Our Workforce Education Services lets employers choose from the list of available training sessions for employees. Each session is approximately one hour long.
Addressing the Mental & Physical Health of Caregivers
We’ll discuss common challenges that caregivers face, including compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, and addiction. Participants walk away with a menu of options to protect their health and well-being. We’ll also tackle hard subjects like dealing with a loved one’s loss of independence and what to do when you don’t like your loved one.
Options for Housing throughout Stages of Care
Assisted living, respite care, nursing care, living with a loved one…how do you choose what’s best for you and the person you care for? How do you know when it’s time to make a change? Participants learn about housing and living options, as well as ways to mitigate the stress of relocating a loved one.
End of Life
How do you help your loved one pass on while managing the logistics and emotional turbulence of this stage? Participants learn about end-of-life care options, ways to create a compassionate environment, and practical considerations such as funerals, internment, headstones, and what to expect for paperwork. Amidst all of this, we’ll discuss strategies for managing a caregiver’s grief and pain during this time.
Products and Services for Caregiving
Understanding the options for caregiving products and services can feel overwhelming. Participants will get a non-biased overview of transportation options for a loved one, technology services, ADA products, prescription drug administration, medical alert systems, as well as tools for bathing and clothing your loved one.
Legal and Financial Caregiving
Caregiving often requires managing the legal and financial affairs of another person. We’ll cover how to discuss these sensitive topics, such as deailing with Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, and spend-downs. Important documents such as wills, trusts, healthcare directives, power of attorney, and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatement (POLST). Participants will learn about aspects of death such as funeral planning and legacy planning.
Understanding Medical Decisions & Advocacy
Employees will learn about common mental health issues associated with aging, as well as red flags that signal insufficient care. We’ll look at effective approaches to advocating for your loved one in a health care setting, and cover considerations like prescription drug management, housing, health care directives and more.
Dementia and Alzheimer's Care
Employees learn prevention strategies, recognizing symptoms, as well as steps for approaching and dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s. We’ll explore ways of dealing with the grief of a diagnosis, housing and care options, and the importance of getting support for yourself.
Choosing Programs for your Employees
Caring for Nancy will partner with you to uncover which topics will most benefit your employees and customize those programs accordingly. We will customize a solution, tailored to your employees’ needs and your organizational budget. From there you can chose on-site events, such as a lunch-and-learn and/or special speakers.
Step 1: Assess the needs of employees through leadership meetings, surveys, or focus groups.
Step 2: Recommend the Caregiver Education Program(s) that best fit those needs and why.
No matter which program you select, your employees walk away with:
- Caregiver planning tools, including those for self-care, legal considerations and medication management.
- Take-home resources that address specific needs. Expert sources include the Minnesota Board on Aging, the V.A., other caregiver support groups, social workers, attorneys, and many more.
Caregiving Spills Into an Employee’s Worklife
1 IN 6 Americans who work full or part-time help care for a loved one. Those working +15 hours per week report caregiving significantly impacts work life.
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
70% of full-time caregivers suffer work-related difficulties due to theirdual roles. The National Alliance for Caregiving estimates the cost to employers due to lost productivity of employee caregivers is as high as $34 billion.
Caregiver Statistics: Work and Caregiving. Family Caregiver Alliance.
6 out of 10 caregivers experience at least one change in employment because of caregiving, including reduced work hours, a leave of absence, or a warning about performance or attendance.
6 Gallup, Inc., More than One in Six American Workers Also Act as Caregivers.
Gallup-Healthways WellBeing Index (July 2011).
Get the Brochure
Learn more about Workforce Caregiver Education Series, download the brochure.
Contact us with questions and to get specific details about each Caregiver Education Program.
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