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November is National Family Caregivers Month
Release Date: October 17, 2011

A caregiver is someone who provides assistance with one or more of a variety of activities including personal care, housekeeping, nutritional needs, money management, transportation, coordination of medical care and much more, which could take as little as a few hours a week, or several hours each day.

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Did you know that...

  • Many of your employees may be caregivers of an elderly loved one in addition to raising their own families and working for you?
  • A caregiver is someone who provides assistance with one or more of a variety of activities including personal care, housekeeping, nutritional needs, money management, transportation, coordination of medical care and much more, which could take as little as a few hours a week, or several hours each day?
  • Productivity and, ultimately, the bottom line are often affected by the tardiness, absenteeism, and stress-related health conditions of employees who bear the responsibility of caregiving?
  • It is estimated that American Business can lose as much as 34 billion dollars each year due to employees' needs to care for loved ones age 50+ ?
  • 39% of Human Resource Directors surveyed felt that their companies did not provide adequate support for Caregivers?

Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services is here to help you help your caregiving employees.

We can:

  • Inform your staff about the wealth of support services available to ease the burdens of caregiving
  • Ease the challenges of long distance caregiving
  • Provide information, assistance, referral and resources
  • Conduct on-site presentations for your staff during lunch or other convenient times at no cost to you or your employees
  • Ultimately, enhance your organization's productivity!

Contact Us:

Sussex County Division of Senior Services
One Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860
973-579-0555   973-579-0550 Fax
seniorservices@sussex.nj.us
www.sussex.nj.us/seniorservices

 

A program of the Department of Human Services, Stephen R. Gruchacz, Administrator, Division of Senior Services, Lorraine Hentz, Division Director, One Spring Street, Newton, N.J. 07860 Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Phone 973-579-0555 Fax 973-579-0550 seniorservices@sussex.nj.us

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