The Rising Cost of Alzheimer’s Care

The price of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is rising year over year, and taking a toll on the working family caregivers responsible for shouldering the cost.

How to Build a Caregiver Plan

FAST FACTS If you’re a caregiver, you’re probably familiar with some of the most common challenges of the role, including long hours, feeling alone, stress, and contributing to your loved one’s financial needs. Caregiving can quickly become overwhelming, especially when you have taken on the bulk of the responsibilities yourself. Caregiver Planning With the new […]

25 Tips for Navigating Alzheimer’s

Fast Facts: After a loved one’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it’s common for caregivers to experience a wide range of emotions. To be at their best, a caregiver’s physical & mental health must come first. Caregivers can utilize helpful tips and tactics to practice understanding, learn more about the diagnosis, and ask for help. Dementia behaviors can be managed successfully with organization, planning, and patience.  After Michael’s mother Jane was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he felt a […]

How to Create an Employee Resource Group for Caregivers

What is an Employee Resource Group? Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), sometimes called affinity groups, are a diversity and inclusion initiative to help workers connect and raise awareness about issues facing their workplace, while empowering them to advocate collectively. ERGs are voluntary and employee-led, and should be formally supported by an organization. In this article, you’ll […]

Best Practices for Caregiver Self-Advocates at Work

Tips for Meeting With Your Boss You’re at the point where something’s got to give. There are just not enough hours in the week to effectively do your job and take care of your loved one. If there are no options regarding alternative caregiving, then you’re faced with either quitting or asking your supervisor for […]

How Caregiver ERGs Help Your Employees

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a growing trend in employee engagement, career development, and job satisfaction. As employees and employers see the benefits of coworkers building connections, groups are being formed around more identities. While working parent ERGs have been popular for several years, caregiver ERGs are also a fast-growing type. What Is an Employee […]

Employee Perks vs Benefits: What’s the Difference

Employee benefits, fringe benefits, employee perks, incentives, rewards…there are a lot of terms for non-wage compensation provided by employers. Although in casual conversation these terms are often used interchangeably, when it comes to perks vs benefits, there are subtle differences that are important for employees and employers to know. Using specific terms to describe what […]