ReACT Featured in Forbes Spotlight on the Employee Caregiver

  • On April 1, 2014 ·

As Parents Age, Children And Their Employers Feel The Burden By Kathryn Dill March 31, 2014 About a year after his father died from pulmonary fibrosis, Richard Cabrera’s mother’s mental capacity began to decline noticeably. She was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and for the next five years Cabrera, now 49, would become…

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Better Work, Better Care: How Employers Can Support Family Caregiving

  • On February 24, 2014 ·

Better Work, Better Care How Employers Can Support Family Caregiving February 27, 2014 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST Please join the National Alliance for Caregiving for a free webinar on building caregiver-friendly workplace policies in your state. Bringing together caregiving experts and employers from the national ReACT Coalition, we’ll discuss the ReACT Employer Toolkit and…

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Caregiving in America

  • On February 24, 2014 ·

Caregiving in America Washington Post Live Forum February 19, 2014 | 8:30am – 11:00am PST They’ve been called “humble heroes,” the men and women who care for an aging or ill parent without pay and often while juggling a job and raising children. The national conversation about this stressful work of tens of millions of…

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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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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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