Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Your Body is Here; Your Mind is With Grandma. EPA solutions for Workers Struggling with Eldercare

Dr. Woodson discusses strategies to provide information and assistance to improve productivity and attendance among care-giving employees.

Every year, more mid-life adults find themselves struggling with elder care. In childcare, the dependent person usually becomes more capable with time, but in elder care, the person needing care becomes less capable, requiring more care every year. Caregivers may call home frequently, leave work early, or come in late. They are often distracted by worrying about seniors who are unsupervised at home. An increasing number of adults have to leave the workforce entirely, taking their expertise and work ethic with them. Companies can partner with community and national organizations to provide support, information and care coordination to keep workers at work, fully engaged and productive.

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