Vistalynk provides workplace solutions for businesses and employees facing the challenges of eldercare. Eldercare impacts an employee’s performance through:
- Distraction at work
- Stress & anxiety
- Decreased morale
- Increased illness
With the limited funding of public programs, family members are called upon to provide critical support for older adults with chronic, disabling or otherwise serious health conditions. With over 60% of caregivers also working, finding work/life balance can be challenging. Being on the frontline of the eldercare phenomenon, we understand the challenges many employees face trying to keep up with work demands while caring for a family member.
Why Informed Aging and Caregiving is Important
Our programs may result in fewer workdays missed, more engaged employees, and less stress. According to Care.com’s 2016 Senior Care Survey, 36% of employees say that concerns about their parent(s) or aging loved ones affected their performance at work. Thirty-four percent have made work adjustments as a result of caring for aging loved ones. People consistently say they need assistance finding options for senior care.