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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ReACT Rings New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell

  • On November 26, 2013 ·

Coalition Highlights Exploding Elder Caregiving Needs During National Caregivers Month   New York, NY (November 26, 2013) – To celebrate National Caregivers Month and recognize the important role that employers of all shapes and sizes play as caregiving responsibilities rise for their employees, ReACT (Respect A Caregiver’s Time) rang the New York Stock Exchange Opening…

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Supporting Working Caregivers: An Employer Imperative

  • On November 21, 2013 ·

Supporting Working Caregivers: An Employer Imperative The Launch of an Employer Resource Guide November 20, 2013 | 11:30am – 1:00pmUS Chamber of Commerce 1615 H St NW, Washington, DC 20062In partnership with ReACT members, Pfizer, AARP and the US Chamber of Commerce, ReACT hosted a roundtable discussion on “Supporting Working Caregivers: An Employer Imperative” at…

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ReACT Launches Employer Resources to Enhance Caregivers’ Productivity in the Workplace

  • On November 20, 2013 ·

ReACT Launches Employer Resources to Enhance Caregivers’ Productivity in the Workplace Cross-sector Coalition Leads Business Response to Exploding Elder Caregiving Needs Washington, DC (November 20, 2013) – Today, in recognition of National Caregiver’s Month, ReACT (Respect A Caregiver’s Time) announces the launch of its Employer Resource Guide: Four Steps for Supporting Employees with Caregiving Responsibilities,…

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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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Pfizer ReACT Gallup Poll

  • On December 5, 2011 ·

Working American caregivers — those who work at least 15 hours per week and help care for an aging family member, relative, or friend — report that their caregiving obligations significantly affect their work life. Read More.

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Most Caregivers Look After Elderly Parent; Invest a Lot of Time

  • On July 28, 2011 ·

The large majority of employed American caregivers — people who work at least 15 hours per week and help care for an aging family member, relative, or friend — are looking after an elderly parent. Specifically, 72% say they provide care to a parent and separately 67% say the person is 75 years of age…

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