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Relationship Between Caregiver Burden and Family Functioning in Family Caregivers of Older Adults With Heart Failure

Caregivers of individuals with heart failure are at high risk for diminished quality of life because of the energy involved in providing necessary care. Caring for someone with chronic heart failure can affect caregivers' physical, psychological, and social health, collectively referred to as the burden of care, and may also affect family functioning.

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 13:13

Caregiving benefits: Expanding the conversation beyond paid leave

More companies offer paid leave to caregivers Research from Genworth, the National Business Group on Health and MetLife all confirm that caregivers in the workplace are facing challenges ranging from absenteeism, presenteeism and emotional distress to physical health issues and financial burdens. From caring for loved ones with serious health conditions and sick children to maternity and paternity leave and even mental health days, a paid leave program is the mark of many forward-thinking organizations.

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 11:06

What Caregivers Need From Clinical Nurse Specialists

In the US today, there are more than 32 million unpaid family caregivers providing complex care to a family member in the home.

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:44

Innovative employers enhance caregiver benefits

[...]by 2040 the percentage of people aged 65 and older will have nearly doubled to nearly 22%, up from 13% in 2010. According to the Families and Work Institute’s 2016 National Study of Employers, 42% of employers offer elder care resource and referral services and 78% provide some amount of either paid or unpaid time off for employees who need to care for aging relatives. [...]25% of all family caregivers are younger millennials and 50% are under the age of 50.

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:05

Why employers need to offer benefits to informal caregivers

[...]23% of employees are spending 41 hours or longer each week caring for a relative, according to a new report from the Northeast Business Group on Health. [...]65% of the insurance company’s employees or their relatives using the service received a changed diagnosis. While more than three in five workers in the United States are covered by the Family Medical Leave Act, which guarantees up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, it isn’t possible for most caregivers to lose their salary.

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 14:50