Help family caregivers reduce a huge source of stress
Almost 20 percent of workers in the United States are family caregivers. Employers lose approximately $2,110 annually per full-time working caregiver. How many of your employees are family caregivers?
Creating workplace policies and benefits can help reduce the burden for family caregivers and employers. Low-cost components that are easy to initiate are a family caregiver support group and an employee resource group.
We provide information on how to establish a workplace support group plus educational materials that can help employees cope with a loved one’s hospitalization.
A hospital stay, especially when it’s unexpected, creates stress for patient families and their employers.
Providing educational materials to employees can help them better manage a loved one’s hospital stay.
Knowing how to handle a hospital stay can help reduce family caregiver stress and give your employees more time and energy to focus on work.
As our population ages, more employees will become family caregivers. You can help them manage a loved one’s hospital stay so they can better manage their work in a time of family crisis.
Our primary teaching tool is our easy-to-read hospital guide
This helpful guide to managing a family member's hospital stay, How to help your loved one in the hospital: You can make a difference, tells family caregivers:
What to expect in the hospital
How to help a loved one get the best care
How to plan for care at home after the hospital stay
Offer our classes to your employees
Beth Suereth teaches classes on managing the end of life and family caregiving to individual employees through The Caregiving Years Training Academy. She can also provide customized, interactive webinars for your employees.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Beth is providing all classes by teleconference.
1. How to Help Your Loved One in the Hospital — You Can Make a Difference
When a loved one is in the hospital, there’s a lot to manage. And it feels overwhelming. Get practical tips and tricks for managing the hospital experience and understanding the importance of your role as a family caregiver.
Hear about Beth’s caregiving experience and learn:
What to expect in the hospital
How to keep track of the details to prevent common hospital mistakes
How to prepare for care at home after the hospital stay and keep your loved one from going back!
2. When the Care Plan Becomes an End-of-Life Plan
It’s difficult to think clearly during the emotional stress of the end of life. Making an end-of-life plan in advance helps families understand a loved one’s wishes and avoid conflict during the final days. When you and your family know what to expect, you can keep the focus on bringing comfort to your loved one. Preparation will make it easier to handle your feelings, your family members, and the way you care for your loved one physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Hear Beth’s story about her father’s last days and learn about:
When and how to ask about geriatric specialists, palliative care, and hospice (the doctor may not mention these)
Making the most of the time that’s left to minimize regret in the future
Finding out what’s important to your loved one at this stage of life — it may be something you wouldn’t imagine!