ERIC Number: ED315675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Caregivers in the Work Place.
This group of six documents has been developed to help employers focus on the growing needs of employees who are concerned about and/or are caring for older relatives. The materials have been designed so that each component can be used individually, allowing employers to tailor programs to their needs. This kit includes information on how to organize and implement the following program components: (1) a caregivers survey which can be administered to employees to gather statistical information regarding the number of caregivers at the worksite and to identify areas of stress; (2) a care management guide which is designed for employee counselors to help them assist employees in identifying problem areas, services needed, and organizations to contact for supportive services; (3) a guide to running a caregivers fair--an information fair at which local organizations providing services to older people are invited to distribute literature and answer employees' questions during a planned time period, usually the lunch hour; and (4) a planning guide and trainer's manual for caregivers educational seminars--a series of 10, 1-hour training modules, which companies may offer to employees. The companies which have used the program kit have found it to be a highly effective way to offer low-cost supportive programs for employees faced with the dual responsibilities of employment and care for an elder. (ABL)
Descriptors: Caregivers, Counseling Services, Employee Assistance Programs, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Caregivers
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), P.O. Box 19269, Station R, Washington, DC 20036 (Stock No. D12933, $16.00 prepaid for complete set; components not available separately).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.