ReACT Featured in U.S. Department of Labor Webinar

  • On June 28, 2017 ·

On June 21st, the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau held a webinar on corporate responses to rising eldercare demands. The webinar used ReACT’s Promising Practices in Workplace Eldercare report to highlight insights from Fortune 100 companies, universities, and non-profits. The webinar’s featured speakers included Drew Holzapfel, ReACT Convener; Grace Protos, New York’s regional administrator for the…

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New Report Spotlights Promising Workplace Practice to Support the Nation’s 21 Million Employed Caregivers

  • On June 8, 2017 ·

New Report Spotlights Promising Workplace Practices to Support the Nation’s 21 Million Employed Caregivers More Companies Respond to the Growing Needs of Working Caregivers With Expert Resources, Flexible Work Arrangements, Paid Time Off, Online Tools, and High-Touch Services  WASHINGTON, DC — Today, AARP and the Respect A Caregiver’s Time Coalition (ReACT) released a new report, “Supporting…

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ReACT to Participate in U.S. Department of Labor Webinar

  • On May 30, 2017 ·

ReACT convener Drew Holzapfel will be a featured speaker on a webinar titled, “Creating a Culture of Care: Corporate Responses to Rising Eldercare Demands.” The webinar is being organized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau and will take place on Wednesday, June 21st from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. To learn more…

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How to Disrupt the Health Care Industry

  • On March 14, 2017 ·

Silicon Valley visionaries often call the disruption of the health care industry “inevitable.” Yet, this mindset and many would-be digital health breakthroughs overlook a fundamental reality: tech, alone, can’t disrupt health care. Written in response to a story by the CEO of HomeHero, this piece analyzes the market for in-home elder care: an area where…

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AARP and ReACT Release “Determining the ROI: Supportive Policies for Employee Caregivers” Report

  • On April 6, 2016 ·

Businesses Benefit with Policies That Support Employee Caregivers AARP and ReACT report shows financial and productivity benefits when companies help their employees who are family caregivers   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Companies that offer flextime and telecommuting policies to help their employees better manage family caregiving responsibilities see productivity increase and a financial return on investment (ROI),…

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Employee Caregiving on the Rise: How Will Employers ReACT?

  • On December 3, 2013 ·

Employee, family member, caregiver, friend, citizen—we all play multiple roles, and each comes with pressures to deliver the highest quality service. Sometimes those responsibilities require more than a 24-hour day allows, which has implications for not only individuals and families, but also business. The Employee Caregiver The dual role of employee and caregiver is not…

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Supporting Family Caregivers With Leave Policies in the Workplace

  • On June 17, 2013 ·

My sisters and I are long-distance caregivers for our 92-year old mom. We have already experienced this profound caregiving journey, having cared for our dad for nearly seven years before he died at age 94. We know how overwhelming and stressful it can be to juggle work and caregiving responsibilities. But my sisters and I…

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TEDMED’s Great Challenges Day Addresses Caregiver Crisis

  • On May 2, 2013 ·

Recently, I participated in the first TEDMED Great Challenges day which addressed 20 great challenges (see my previous post about the Dementia Tsunami, one of TEDMED’s Great Challenges). I participated in a breakout group of about 20 people who rolled up our sleeves and dove into a discussion of the “caregiver crisis.” It was an…

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