Caregiver Employee Toolkit

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Supporting Caregivers is Good Business! 

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While creating the Washoe Caregivers Guidebook and WashoeCaregivers.org, we learned that the impact of caregivers on the workforce is often ignored.

60% of family caregivers work fulltime and 19% of family caregivers in Washoe County have major debt due to caregiving. Most people enter caregiving during their prime earning years. Many challenges arise when employees become 24/7 caregivers.

When caregivers are supported businesses benefit too.

Businesses find recruitment easier, there is a reduction in turnover and absenteeism, employees caring for a family member are more productive, and health care costs decrease. The evidence is clear: supporting caregivers is good business.

The Caregiver Employee Toolkit explains what it means to be a caregiver and has an assessment tool for businesses to determine if they have a caregiver-friendly workplace.

The Toolkit also outlines several free and low-cost practices businesses can implement.